Robert Morgan, RIP
Tragic news reaches us of the death of Robert Morgan, erstwhile Director at Burnt Oak Partners and a genuine giant of the outsourcing world. The co-founder of Morgan Chambers – Europe’s leading sourcing advisory organisation prior to its acquisition by EquaTerra (now KPMG) in 2007 – Robert was at the heart of the European (and global) sourcing advisory space for over two decades, and has been described by several commentators as the father of that industry. The list of organisations which benefited over the years from his deep insight and experience includes many of the very biggest names in business, and his bottom-line impact has been, quite literally, incalculable.
Reports suggest that Robert passed last Wednesday morning, in the company of his family, after a very short illness. As more information reaches us, this post will be updated.
On a personal note, I only had the pleasure of meeting Robert on a very few occasions, but was struck – as were a huge number who encountered him – by his remarkable perspicacity, his overwhelming enthusiasm for the industry and for best practice, and above all by his infectious bonhomie: the twinkle in his eye lit up the room, and the sourcing space, alike, and he will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.