Chris Pouney

Severnside Consulting

Chris Pouney

Independent consultant

Chris has more than 25 years' experience in corporate travel as a supplier, buyer and consultant. This includes seven years at financial services giant Citigroup as global lead for travel. Chris became an independent consultant in 2010 where he has delivered successful projects for private sector and government clients across the globe, in addition to educating the supplier community through workshops and coaching.

 A frequent speaker and moderator at industry events, Chris has authored two white papers; in 2012 “Optimising Business Travel in the Middle East” followed in 2014 with “Understanding Business Travel in Sub-Saharan Africa”, both in partnership with ACTE. Both papers were freely distributed with the goal of raising awareness, increasing collaboration and showcasing best practice. 

 In 2015 he was named as a Top Industry Influencer in the UKs Buying Business Travel.

 Chris holds an MSc. in Strategic Procurement Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) where he is Vice Chair of the Birmingham Branch. 

 

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"It’s very impressive. This is my first time here and I’m very excited. People are very engaging and I have made a lot of amazing contacts which I am sure will generate new partnerships after the conference."

Kate Xiong-Britton, Director UK and Ireland, CTrip

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