David Noble, group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has died after a short illness.
Tim Richardson, CIPS chair of global board of trustees, said: “David had been CEO since June 2009 and has taken CIPS from strength to strength. He will be greatly missed by all those who have met and worked alongside him.
“His passion for the profession was unquestionable and CIPS will continue his work with its global procurement community. Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this very sad time”.