Colin Maund

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"Colin Maund graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE). Colin is Chairman of Achilles Group. He set up the company in the UK in 1993 and was responsible for its international growth into 26 countries. Colin led the sale of the business in 2008 to a Private Equity firm, HgCapital.

"Prior to joining Achilles, Colin specialized in procurement where he worked for a variety of organizations including HM Treasury and the CBI. In 2001 he was appointed by the UK Government as one of the two UK representatives on the European Commission’s Advisory Committee for the Opening up of Public Procurement. He remains heavily involved in the development of procurement on which he has written extensively. At present he is focused on the interface between professional procurement and the demands of Corporate Responsibility. Colin has been actively involved in The Outward Bound Trust of which Achilles is a Patron Company Member. Colin was awarded the UK Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 for IT Services. Colin was appointed a Trustee of The Outward Bound Trust in March 2012."[1]


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  1. Outward Bound UK Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 8, 2013.