David Lawrence

David Lawrence is an expert in sustainable procurement, bringing a practical, collaborative approach to global supply chains. He is the senior procurement advisor for the Procurement Leadership Group, enhancing the buyer perspective of the work.

Most recently, David worked for Diageo, where he created and led the company’s sustainable procurement activities globally. He was also the global category director for capital expenditures and maintenance, repair, and operations, managing an annual capital expenditure budget of more than £350 million.

Additionally, David is a non-executive board member of SEDEX and executive chairman of AIM-Progress. He is also a tutor at Cambridge University, where he helps develop and deliver material for its Postgraduate Certificate and Master’s programs.

David holds degrees in Engineering and in Management Studies, and he also recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University.