Chris Cookson

Managing Director of Supply Chain and Operations, EY


Chris leads both Supply Chain and Operations in the West and the Technology Sector across the US. Chris is passionate about supply chain and has spent his career advancing supply chain thinking and in driving supply chain and operational transformation to achieve profitable growth. Chris has spent roughly equal amounts of time in industry and advisory roles during his career across industries including technology, consumer products, industrial products, aerospace and defense and automotive.
Prior to joining EY Chris held supply chain leadership positions with SunEdison in solar manufacturing and construction, Solectron in technology manufacturing, and Verical, now an Arrow Electronics company, in technology distribution. Prior to holding these positions he developed his consulting experience in supply chain strategy and operations consulting with Accenture and CSC. He began his career in manufacturing with the Ministry of Defence and British Aerospace in the UK.
While originally from the UK Chris now lives in Northern California. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in General Management and Finance. Chris serves on the advisory board of the USC Marshall School of Business, Center for Supply Chain Excellence. Chris has previously served on supply chain boards at other schools but is now committed to USC!