Lightsource bp appoints Legg as chief procurement officer
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Lightsource bp appoints Legg as chief procurement officer

Lightsource bp, a global leader in development and management of renewable energy projects announced the appointment of Rachael Legg as chief procurement officer (CPO). 

She joins Lightsource bp from Johnson Matthey (JM), where she has been chief procurement officer since 2018.

As chief procurement officer, Legg will be responsible for Lightsource bp’s global procurement organisation, including purchasing, supplier quality, and global supply chain strategy. She will lead the formation of strong partnerships that will support sustainable procurement, thus enabling Lightsource bp’s growth ambition of developing 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2025.

Legg brings more than 30 years of experience, delivering more than GBP200 million (USD) in cost management value, across manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, procurement, business change and transformation disciplines. She is a global board trustee with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), with whom she is a fellow, and member of the Procurement Leaders Advisory Panel.

“It truly is a privilege to have joined the Lightsource bp team, as the company is well placed to drive the expansion of renewable energy generation with responsible, sustainable utility-scale solar power. Our people’s passion, drive and commitment are impressive. Working collaboratively with our colleagues and supply partners, Procurement has a key role to sustainably drive profit, enable growth through innovation, and anticipate and ensure supply to achieve our strategic ambitions. Building on solid foundations, I am delighted to be leading the Procurement team as we enable Lightsource bp’s growth as the world accelerates its transition to low carbon,” said Legg.

She joins Lightsource bp’s team of nearly 1,000 industry professionals working across 19 active markets.