An accomplished, results-driven senior procurement professional with 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors, I'm a seasoned negotiator with an aptitude for building valuable commercial relationships and engaging with diverse stakeholders. I'm a leading exponent of promoting respect for human rights in public procurement, with sound knowledge of category management and with in-depth experience of complex project procurement, contract management and SRM processes.
Currently Director and CEO of LUPC, a respected non-profit, collaborative procurement consortium in London’s higher education (HE), arts, sciences and cultural sectors, which has seen a complete transformation under my leadership into a successful business. I have also founded a professional, shared procurement service for smaller HE institutions in the capital.
At London Underground, I led a project bringing private finance into the operation and renewal of the power supply system. After establishing a UK procurement function at a market-leading building materials supplier, I joined a large local authority, founding a procurement service of 45 professionals spending £500m pa. I personally led negotiations to establish a JV with the private sector in school support services, a business which continues to thrive today. In 2006, my manual of contract and relationship management was published, shortly before I joined the fire and then the police service, where I developed my particular aptitude for collaborative procurement.
I was conferred with a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 2004, later serving on the Institute’s Board of Management and serving for 8 years on CIPS Council. Also in 2004, I was awarded a Masters in Business Administration by Kingston Business School.
Specialties: Collaborative procurement, public procurement and human rights, category management, contract management, SRM, complex project procurement.