Lunchtime Briefing

Lunchtime Briefing with Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director, Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

Join this event for a reflective discussion on Gareth's views on his time as Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) before he departs.

Date & time

12 Jun 2024

12:00 - 14:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Economic growth and prosperity

In this special ‘fireside chat’ with Gareth Rhys Williams we will be exploring the state of collaboration between the public sector and commercial partners. Gareth will be discussing his views on his time as Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) before he departs to his next role as Chair of National Highways. Gareth will share his experience over the last eight years including best practice tips for the next leader of the government’s 4,000-strong commercial profession.

Join this event to discover:

  • How commercial capability has developed during Gareth's time as Chief Commercial Officer and where Gareth would like to see more coordination across the sectors within this
  • The opportunities and challenges the Procurement Act of 2023 has presented and where public and private sector collaboration has been at its strongest, and reflections on how it could be improved going forward
  • Gareth's lessons learned from his move from the private to the public sector from the benefits and the challenges to the cultural differences

Speaker

Gareth Rhys Williams was most recently Chief Executive Officer of PHS Group, a leading provider of outsourced workplace services in the UK. Gareth is an experienced CEO and Non Executive Director, with a consistent record of reinvigorating and reinventing listed and private equity backed companies through creative growth strategies. He has a strong record of driving transformational change in large, complex and federated organisations. Before joining PHS, Gareth was CEO of Charter International, the FTSE 250 engineering group, until its successful sale to Colfax Corporation in 2012. Prior to that, he was CEO of Capital Safety Group Ltd, since sold to KKR, and CEO of Vitec Group plc, the supplier of broadcast and photographic equipment and services.

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Date & time

12 Jun 2024

12:00 - 14:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Economic growth and prosperity

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