nick jenkinson

Chief Procurement Officer , Santander

Nick Jenkinson joined Santander (UK) as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) in January 2021 and is tasked with delivering a significant transformation across the organisation. Prior to Santander, Nick was at Astellas, a Japanese-headquartered pharmaceutical organisation for 5 years and during this time led award-winning transformations across Procurement and Corporate Real Estate and in addition, led the strategy and implementation of a newly created Business Services model.

Prior to these roles, Nick has held senior procurement roles across a number of industries including Automotive, Building Materials, FMCG, Business Process Outsourcing & Media with the past 12 years predominantly focused on leading transformational activities. These experiences provide him with the unique background of never working in the same industry twice – 7 companies & 7 industries and therefore, an ideal choice of judge! Nick has an MBA from Warwick Business School and has a keen interest in both sport & music.