Richard Harding has led the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Global Purchasing Transformation team since June 2017. During that time, Richard has established a robotic process automation center of excellence and subsequently an intelligent process automation center of excellence. Previously, he led purchasing activities related to JLR’s aftermarket business requirements, as well as the purchasing team responsible for the JLR Special Operations Division. Richard began his career at Rover Group, working with BMW in Munich, before joining Siemens and then Telent Technology Services as chief procurement officer. He has a BSc in geography from the University of Leeds.