Our EMEA Board Members

Sarah-Jayne (SJ) Aldridge‪‬‬‬

Head of Procurement
Prudential Financial Services

SJ has significant experience within global and complex organizations from a wide range of industries and successfully lead the transformation of Indirect Procurement functions.

Previous positions held at: Sky, Anglo American, O2, Société Générale, Royal Bank of Scotland, Reuters, Telefonica

Penrhos College | Associate’s Degree, Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, MIPS

Orazio Difruscolo
Swiss Re
Sourcing Manager

Orazio is leading a global team covering the direct sourcing for Claims Legal Services at Swiss Re Group with team members based in five countries across four continents. He has a direct working experience in six countries in EMEA, facilitating multiple transformation projects and sourcing activities across multiple categories and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

Previous positions held at: Deutsche Bank

Bocconi University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Master of Science (Hons), Organisation & IT systems
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | PhD, Management


Laura Doyle

‪Lead Supply Chain Manager - Legal Services and Property Valuations
Royal Bank of Scotland

Laura is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and is an experienced legal procurement professional, having worked in the category for over six years.

Currently, she leads a team of supply chain managers looking after both legal services and property valuations procurement globally for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Previously she was Global Head of Legal Procurement at Yerra Solutions and was tasked with developing and implementing innovative legal procurement solutions for clients.

Previous positions held at: Yerra Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland

Missouri State University | Bachelor of Science, Management
University of St Andrews | Master of Letters, International Business 

Sandy Duncan

‪Senior Sourcing Manager-Legal & Fees
Lloyds Banking Group

Sandy is an experienced Purchasing & Supply Chain and Business Development executive. He has operations management and procurement experience across a range of businesses from start-ups to larger organisations.

Immediately prior to joining Lloyds in 2012 he was Head of Supply Chain Services Development for a risk management consultancy and prior to that he was with Bradford & Bingley plc for 15 years in various senior procurement roles.

Fellow Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Vincent Gautheron

Head of Procurement
Nationwide Building Society

Vincent is a seasoned procurement professional with over a decade of experience in direct and indirect procurement. Speaks English, French, and German.

Previous positions held at: Royal Bank of Scotland, Solvay, Tetra Pak

University of Manchester | Bachelor of the Arts (Hons), Politics and European Studies
Lyon Business School | MBA, Procurement

Martin de Grijp

‪Group Chief Operations Officer, Legal & Integrity
ABB Group

Martin has over 20 years of international experience in market and business development, sales, project management, general and region / country management. This included divestments, turn-arounds and restructuring, management of joint venture companies, starting up of new business lines and creating a front end sales organization in various countries.

Currently, he is leading the implementation of various productivity improvement initiatives for the ABB Group, Corporate Function Legal & Integrity. This includes automation of processes through state-of-the-art automation in ABB's in-house legal practice, as well as the introduction and application of supply chain best practices.

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands | M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering and Electrical Physics
IMD, Switzerland

Jane Isles

‪Procurement Manager - Professional Services

Jane is responsible for the procurement of non-IT professional services to ITV. She has been involved in the procurement of legal services for over 15 years covering EMEA, US and APAC.

Previous positions held at: J P Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Prudential.

Manchester University | BSc (Hons). CIPs

Anja Jaehnel

‪Procurement Category & Supplier Manager Legal
Bayer AG

A paralegal by training, prior to sourcing legal services, Anja has spent several years working at Bayer's HR organization.

Previous position held in law firms.

Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

Magdalena Zielinska-Tomala

Global Category Manager Legal Services

A procurement professional with extensive experience in indirect procurement, Magda has been involved in the legal services category since 2014 when she joined a transformation program team, with the aim to optimize how the legal function operated.

Previous positions held at: Syngenta, Philips

University of Lodz | Master of Arts, International Relations
University of Lodz | Bachelor of Arts, English Language Teaching