We are very pleased to announce the promotion of David Ring, Chris Foord and James Lee to Partners.
Paul Eastwood, Managing Partner of Argon & Co APAC “At the core of our growth is the growth of our people. It is particularly rewarding to witness individuals flourishing within our organization, with each appointee demonstrating the competencies, capabilities, and, most importantly, our cultural values. We are privileged to welcome David, James and Chris to our global partnership.”
Based in the Sydney office, David Ring boasts a rich background of over 15 years in the realms of supply chain, inventory management, and project management. Throughout his career journey, David has consistently brought his wealth of expertise to the table, steering the delivery of high-quality and sustainable transformation outcomes across diverse business landscapes. His proficiency extends seamlessly into transport and logistics solutions and procurement programs, underpinned by a proven track record of successfully executing projects spanning retail operations and end-to-end supply chain domains.
David Ring, newly appointed Partner comments “I am excited to join the Argon & Co partnership cohort and play a key role in growing our business into the leading Supply Chain and operations transformation consultancy across the ANZ and APAC region. Working with our fabulous team, I am looking forward to continuing the momentum we have developed across our Logistics and distribution practice while advancing our demonstrated capability in operational continuity and resilience planning.”
After steering the New Zealand business over the past few years, Chris Foord has emerged as a seasoned supply chain professional with extensive international experience throughout the value chain in the multinational retail and consumer goods industry. He excels in guiding operational transformation programs that comprehensively address infrastructure, people, processes, and systems across the end-to-end supply chain. Drawing from his senior roles at esteemed organizations such as The Warehouse Group, Fonterra, M&S, and Sainsbury’s, Chris brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the table.
Chris Foord, newly appointed Partner says “I am delighted to be joining the Argon & Co partnership. Our journey in Australia and New Zealand over recent years has been an amazing ride. I am excited for the next chapter as we provide a truly end-to-end supply chain offer to help NZ companies achieve and sustain world class performance.”
Situated in the Melbourne office, James Lee brings forth a wealth of experience, with over 15 years leading supply chain transformations in both functional leadership and external consulting roles. His extensive expertise spans the FMCG and Retail industries across ANZ and the Asia Pacific, focusing on network design, end-to-end planning (including IBP), and eCommerce/digital operations. After several years in the industry, James recently rejoined our team, demonstrating ease in new business development across multiple service lines.
James Lee, newly appointed Partner shares “I am deeply humbled and immensely proud to join the global partnership at Argon & Co. After several years in the industry, it is truly remarkable to return to Argon & Co and witness our evolution into one of Asia Pacific’s leading supply chain and operations transformation consultancies. With the unwavering support of our exceptionally talented team members, I eagerly anticipate collaborating with my colleagues as we further expand our business, both locally in Asia Pacific and globally.”