Graham Crawshaw is CASME’s Services Director with overall responsibility for the quality of more than 175 RoundTables and Virtual RoundTables annually, as well as benchmarking activities covering a broad range of procurement categories and practices. Apart from being a procurement analyst, he is also the leading CASME facilitator, travelling around the world to manage events, meeting clients and to support other facilitators.
Graham majored in Procurement at Coventry University (UK) and achieved a BA (Honours) in Business. He became a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in 1992 and during the same year he achieved a postgraduate diploma in management studies.
Prior to joining CASME, Graham spent 25 years working in procurement for the music industry within an operational and marketing environment. During this time he spent four years at Capitol Records based in Hollywood, managing the outsourcing of packaging for all major compact disc releases before returning to Europe and parent company EMI Music, where he eventually became the Senior Director of Global Purchasing. At EMI, Graham regularly supported major artists, including The Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd, in developing and sourcing their unique packaging requirements, and subsequently worked on the company’s first music streaming contract. Expanding on these experiences, Graham has also been a procurement consultant for Warner Music, Ministry of Sound and packaging manufacturer London Fancy Box Co. Ltd.