Ross McCarthy is Managing Director of Keystone Procurement, a commercial strategy and procurement advisory company based in Wexford but with a national and international focus. The business is built around procurement and commercial services related to sourcing and procurement. Prior to setting up Keystone Procurement in 2014, Ross worked in management consultancy with leading firms Accenture and PwC and in telecoms with British Telecom before this.
Ross is among the most prolific writers on procurement matters in Ireland and the company website holds the most comprehensive, free to access procurement related resources in Ireland. He has a strong interest in business policy. This interest is informed by and influenced by the regular work he undertakes with SMEs in Ireland and internationally.
Ross holds a Masters in International Relations from DCU, a BA in European Business from DCU, the Diplôme en Études Supérieures Européennes de Management from l’École Supérieures de Commerce Reims in France and a Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). He is a member of CIPS and has fluent French.
Ross become the ISME Chair in May 2019.