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Charles Smith MCIPS – Commercial Director

As supply chain management professional for over 45 years, and member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, Charles has specialised in vendor appraisal, assessment, development, and performance monitoring.

Prior to the privatisation of the rail industry, Charles was the British Railway Board’s Supplier Quality Manager and co-founder of the rail industry’s Link-up supplier assessment scheme, which became the UK rail industry’s de-facto standard.

Following transfer of this scheme from BRB to another global supply chain management services company, Charles became Director of that group, contributing to a period of significant growth and development, expanding their services in vendor assessment and audit across a number of industry sectors.

Charles also ran his own supply chain consultancy and training provision company for over 8 years.

Commercial Director at Altius since 2008, Charles is responsible for all contractual matters and stakeholder relationships. He also sits on the board of Directors of Safety Schemes In Procurement Limited (SSIP).

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