An evening with CSCM and Mark Powell

25 June 2019

On Wednesday 17 April, we were fortunate to have Mark Powell, Adjunct Professor from the Graduate School of Management as our keynote speaker.

Mark has a long executive career in business, logistics and retail in Europe, North America and Australasia. He was CEO of the Warehouse Group for five years and prior to that CEO of Warehouse Stationery. He is now a Professional Director on the board of ASX and NZX listed businesses and private companies. Mark has worked for international third-party logistics providers in the UK, Spain and North America, ran Wal-Mart Canada’s logistics operations and was UK Logistics Director for Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer. He was GM Supply Chain and Merchandise Planning at The Warehouse Group prior to taking CEO roles there.

Mark shared his background and offered a perspective on retail supply chains based on his experience and academic learning. He also offered a CEO and Board Director’s view of supply chain, including how supply chain professions can best add value and have impact in their organisation.

We had over 55 people attend this event, which started with a very informative presentation followed by a Q&A session and ended with networking drinks and nibbles.