Paul Branch

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, World Commerce & Contracting

I’m responsible for day-to-day operations at World Commerce & Contracting. I lead the deployment of new and exciting technology, principles and standards to elevate the role that Commercial and Contract Management (CCM) practitioners play from largely operational to increasingly strategic.

As a seasoned practitioner of the CCM discipline, I have over 34 years of experience in the complex, IT Services sector, running organisations that provided both buy-and sell-side capabilities. I supported major mergers and acquisition activities and am recognized as an ‘Expert’ in post-award contract management. I bring proven business acumen, innovative thinking and collaborative team working to benefit our association and its members.

Technology is changing the role of the Commercial and Contract Management professional which will result in 60% of what we do today being replaced by machines in the next 5 years. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so. I’ve got practical experience of how to drive systemic change in people, systems and processes to deliver real business value. That’s what excites me every day!

I live and work in Northern Virginia, USA. I am married with two adult boys, who all prevent me from vegetating!  I enjoy travel (when we can), staying healthy and I volunteer extensively within our local community.

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