Rachael Legg appointed as Chief Procurement Officer

Lightsource bp, a global leader in development and management of renewable energy projects announces the appointment of Rachael Legg as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). Rachael joins us from Johnson Matthey (JM), where she was Chief Procurement Officer since 2018.

As Chief Procurement Officer, Rachael 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 the developing 25GW of solar power by 2025.

Rachael brings over 30 years of experience, delivering more than £200m 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.

Commenting on her appointment, Rachael said: “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.”

Rachael joins Lightsource bp’s team of nearly 1000 industry professionals working across 19 active markets. To find out more about job opportunities at Lightsource bp and how you can be the change, visit careers.