John Calder heads Supply Chain unit of Baringa Partners

09 September 2015 3 min. read
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Management consultancy Baringa Partners has hired John Calder from Accenture to boost its partner team. Calder will lead Baringa’s cross-industry Supply Chain practice.

John Calder has worked in the supply chain sector for roughly fifteen years, spending the past 12 years with Accenture. Most recently, he led the Resources Supply Chain practice focused on the energy, minerals and mining and utilities sectors. In this role, Calder helped a number of industrial sector clients optimise their supply chains, including a five year supply chain transformation at Shell and similar projects at major companies such as Anglo American, Tullow Oil and Saudi Aramco. Calder has also led Supply Chain work in the commodities, consumer goods, telecoms and media and retail sectors and brings substantial international experience straddling Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa. 

Prior to his long career at Accenture, Calder worked at BMW, where he served as Logistics Planner at the Mini manufacturing operation in Oxford. Calder is a member of Oil and Gas UK’s Supply Chain Group and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Baringa - Supply Chain

Last month Calder decided to embark on a new challenge, and joined Baringa Partners, a London-based consulting firm with a focus on three sectors: energy, financial services and telecoms and media (launched early this year). From a capability perspective the business advisory offers a range of management consultancy services, including strategy, supply chain, programme delivery, risk & compliance and technology. With the addition of Calder, who will lead Baringa’s cross-industry Supply Chain practice, the advisory can, according to Adrian Bettridge, Managing Partner at Baringa, meet growing demand in the field. “John has extensive experience and is a global thought leader in supply chain and I’m thrilled that he’s joined Baringa. The growth of our Supply Chain practice represents a huge development for us and John is the perfect person to build on its success.”

Baringa’s Supply Chain division helps clients with among others end-to-end supply chain improvements, sourcing and procurement, supply chain planning and logistics, inventory and warehousing. Key growth areas foreseen include field force and maintenance optimisation, on time to budget capital project delivery and commodity trading and shipping risk management. 

John Calder and Adrian Bettridge - Baringa Partners

Commenting on his new role, Calder says: “I’m delighted to have joined Baringa and to have the exciting opportunity to further develop its Supply Chain practice. Baringa has a fantastic reputation for both the quality of its work and its unique culture and I’m looking forward to helping it expand and grow.”

Earlier this year Baringa bolstered its partner team with financial services and banking expert Alex Woodhead, who joined from Deloitte Consulting.