A results-driven procurement practitioner with 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors and a leading advocate for promoting respect for human rights in public procurement.
Named in 2018 as one of the UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers' Index, now part of the team implementing the Mayor of London's Responsible Procurement Policy.
Formerly Director of London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), a respected non-profit, progressive and socially-responsible collaborative buying organisation in London’s higher education, arts, sciences and cultural sectors, which has taken a leading role in responsible public procurement.
Under his leadership LUPC grew members’ annual spend by 48% to £217m, saving a total of £300m in areas as diverse as estates maintenance, legal services and IT. Achieved financial security and introduced new technology in spend analysis, eTendering and social media.
Built a brand associated with innovation in responsible procurement, becoming the first education body in the world to be assessed against ISO20400 on sustainable procurement. Founded and led Ensemble Purchasing, a cost sharing group delivering a professional procurement service to five higher education institutions.
Earlier in his career, he led a project bringing private finance to the power supply system at London Underground, established a UK procurement function at a market-leading building materials supplier and founded a procurement service at a large local authority spending £500m pa. Published a manual on contract management in 2006.
Conferred with a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 2004, later serving on the Institute’s Board of Management and served for 8 years on CIPS Council. Also in 2004, was awarded an MBA by Kingston Business School.
Specialties: Leadership, collaborative working, public procurement and human rights, category management, contract management, SRM, complex project procurement.