Richard MayRegional Director, New Zealand

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A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Richard has over 30 years in both senior procurement roles and as a senior consultant. He has worked with public and private sector organisations, large and small, across the world including in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and across Asia.

Currently located in New Zealand, he is involved in enabling many public sector entities to reposition their procurement process so that it makes a fundamentally different contribution to organisation objectives.

Richard has a Chemical Engineering degree from Canterbury University, business qualifications from Swinburne and has extensive corporate functional experience in Manufacturing, Project, Technical, Business and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

As Purchasing Director for a major multinational in Asia Pacific, he is credited with leading the first ever successful across-Asia Pacific integration of the Procurement Process as a Key Business Process. His understanding of cross-cultural change management is widely respected. 

Richard has recently been involved in procurement reform in public sector for New Zealand and has also assisted World Bank, Hong Kong Government and other jurisdictions. 

Given his wide understanding of international supply markets and the quality outcomes when cross-functional procurement teams are utilised, Richard’s area of interest is in facilitating cross-functional, cross-cultural teams in difficult business supply issues to achieving outstanding results for their organisations and in the effective implementation of Procurement change programmes focused on developing the procurement process as a key business contributor.

“Passionate about Procurement as a business enabler and about accountability for excellence of execution across an end-to-end procurement process no matter who does the actual work.”

Contact Me

  • New Zealand Office
  • richard.may@arcblue.co.nz