NSPO nations and NSPA bid farewell to NSPO Chairperson

24 June 2019

Last week, members of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) Agency Supervisory Board (ASB) and NSPA senior management bade farewell to Jennifer Hubbard (Canada) who has served as the NSPO Chairperson for three years.

During her time as chair, the ASB and the Agency successfully advanced important projects and initiatives. Among which, the main achievements include the revision of the NSPA Strategic Direction, the restructuring of the Agency through the optimisation process and the infrastructure redevelopment plan. Most significantly, during Ms Hubbard’s tenure, the Agency celebrated its 60th anniversary, publicly acknowledging the achievements of the Agency and its staff. NSPA General Manager, Peter Dohmen, highlighted Ms Hubbard’s outstanding leadership: “To be not only successful but also being able to face tomorrow’s defence, logistics and procurement challenges, the Agency must be able to rely on and be guided by an informed, adaptive and strong governance body.”

Speaking on behalf of the nations, the Dean of the ASB, Mr Claus Bloch of Denmark, said “Not only have you been instrumental in skilfully facilitating our decision-making, but you have exhibited true leadership in your role as Chair: you have been active, impartial, reliable, tireless and open-minded.”

Ms Hubbard is succeeded by Brigadier General Wolfgang Gäbelein (Germany). The ASB will meet again in December 2019 under his stewardship.