Contracting and Permanent

Procurement Director, Programme Assurance

 South West

Reference #163


A senior Procurement and Supply Chain professional with both Public and Private Sector experience. Specialist areas include Category Management, outsourcing and development of strategies and processes.

Career Highlights:

  • In a consultant or interim capacity, provided strategic advice to the Board or exec level on acquisitions and Category Management training and created or managed procurement processes for customers including CEL, Esteem Ltd, Monarch Airlines and Eli Lilly

  • Programme Management of SCC Cloud Computing proposal to the Public Sector, including management of internal resources and all relevant procurement activity for SCC - The largest independent IT Services Group in Europe.

  • As ICT Director for HMG office of Govt commerce and cabinet, led the Public Sector Network Programme delivering savings of £115m delivered in Year 1 (2010-11).

  • Provided commercial leadership of HMG Strategic Supplier Programme for the ICT industry on behalf of the Chief Information Officer Council (CIOC) covering 15 key IT/Telecoms suppliers and £16bn annual spend and created the ICT Commercial Strategy for Government to support the CIOC ICT Strategy published in January 2010

  • Commissioned by the Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions to conduct an independent cradle to grave review of the procurement of “Welfare to Work Programme” following criticism from supply community.

  • Established Category Teams in ICT, Construction and FM, and Professional Services to deliver on the Government’s Shared Services agenda, delivering £160m of saving in first year of operation (2007-8).

  • OGC Procurement Director responsible for Programme Assurance of the Procurement element of the Gershon Efficiency Programme. £9bn efficiencies delivered in 2005-8 as audited by National Audit Office.

  • Cable & Wireless Plc - Outsourcing of business processes to Asia resulting in saving of £2.0m Opex.

Experience: This associate started as a graduate in BT and progressed to head of corporate services procurement. Since then, he held a number of senior roles in procurement before assuming ICT Commercial Director for HMG Office of Govt Commerce and Cabinet Office. These roles provided a grounding for a large number of successful subsequent interim and consultancy roles. He has led teams of up to 50 and held direct budget responsibility of up to £800m.


  • Central Govt
  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical

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  • UK and Overseas


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