Rachel Willacy joins Compass as Head of Procurement

Willacy has over 15 years of industry experience and was recognised with an award at the 2019 Middle East Consultant Awards

Compass has announced Rachel Willacy as its Regional Head of Procurement. As part of her role, she will spearhead the evolution of the firm’s service line with the inclusion of procurement excellence, aligned with the group’s client-centric, project development consultancy focus.

Willacy is a senior FCIPS qualified and chartered procurement professional, having honed her skills through assignments in the Middle East and United Kingdom. Over the course of her 15-years in the industry, she has been acknowledged for her strategic development abilities in navigating client solutions, whilst leading major projects in the housing and construction realm. Building on her reputation as a champion of organisational EDI, she will take the helm of Compass’ growing Graduate Scheme, working alongside the group’s directive of further fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment for all, the firm commented.

“I have long been aware of Compass’ reputation in the Middle East, and I’m pleased to be joining the company at such a pivotal time. We’re focused on enabling our clients to maximise value throughout every stage of their project life cycle by utilising our expanding expertise to shape supply chain strategies, collaborate on innovative international solutions, and support future sustainable project outcomes. I’m passionate about developing the best talent across the region and look forward to supporting the journey of our future leaders. Building on the strong foundations already in place, as well as the support of the Dar Al Arkan partnership, our plans for 2022 and beyond will aid the group’s ambitious goals of becoming an authority in turn-key project development solutions,” explained Willacy.

The firm notes that Willacy is one of several recent strategic hires, following its newly formed partnership with Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company.

Spencer Wylie, Chief Executive Officer adds, “At Compass, we value ensuring our clients of the capability and capacity of our team. Rachel will bring a great deal to the table in this regard, with her extensive ability in strategic procurement, client centred solution design as well as talent development. Her knowledge of collaborating with clients on complex projects is an important addition to our business that will help us better serve new and existing clients.”

She joins the current team of 108 professionals, based in multiple offices throughout the region, as they continue to provide bespoke project development solutions for diverse sectors, ranging from giga-projects to small-medium sized, applying a considered partnership-led approach and unique understanding in project objectives, the firm stated.


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