Tom Rae, Group Director of Purchasing & Supply Chain, JCB

Tom has held various procurement and non-procurement roles in several leading global manufacturing companies and has worked in Germany, Japan, India and the UK. Tom is currently Group Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain at JCB and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. JCB is a world-renowned British manufacturer of Construction Equipment, with manufacturing plants in UK, Russia, India, China, USA and Brazil. In 2018 he was recognised in The Procurement Power List, by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and Supply Management ; a list of the most influential people in procurement in the UK and Europe.