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Procurex National will return on 23 May 2023 at NEC Birmingham.
Connecting buyers and suppliers across the UK’s public sector, Procurex National 2023 will provide a wealth of CPD Certified skills development, networking and collaboration opportunities.
The interactive product showcase exhibition provides organisations that are actively operating within official frameworks agreements or exploring ways’ to further develop opportunities across the £290bn a year UK public procurement marketplace with a chance to showcase their products and services to leading buyers.
2022 EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDED
Philip Orumwense joined Crown Commercial service as Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology in February 2021.
A strategic and hands-on commercial/procurement leader, Philip has a proven track record of achievements across multiple categories (Business Process Outsourcing, Technology and Digital Systems and Solutions, Financial Systems, Logistics and Record Storage, Travel Management, Professional Services, Contact and Service Centres). He has had a robust Commercial career across the Public Sector, Finance, Automotive, Rail, Road and Construction Industries.
Philip has responsibility for Common Goods and Services across Technology and Digital Categories of spend and manages £7.2bn across several categories including Cloud and Digital, Networks, Software Cyber and AI, Digital Futures, and Technology Products and Services across central government, public and third sector (charities and social enterprises) organisations across the UK.
Prior to joining Crown Commercial Service Philip headed up the Information and Technology Commercial and Procurement Group at Highways England as the Commercial and Procurement Director. Prior to this he was the head of the Digital Platforms, Programmes and Applications Category at the Department for Work and Pensions where he was also the Commercial Director for the Universal Credit Programme.
Before joining the UK Public Service, Philip worked for Siemens where he had responsibilities for a multi-site and multi business commercial activities spanning the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe, South and North America across several industry sectors including: Automotive, Transportation (Rail, Civils, Communications, Electrification and Signalling) and Financial/Business Services.
Lindsay is the Head of Engagement for Procurement Team at the Cabinet Office. She joined the Government Commercial Organisation in 2016, initially working as senior category leader for employment and labour market in DWP and subsequently as Head of Small Business Policy at Cabinet Office, working with all central government departments and SMEs to break down barriers to entry. Prior to joining the civil service, she gained 10+ commercial experience from the private sector, working in the Aerospace, property management and FMCG sectors for both large multinationals and SMEs, including spending 5 years abroad in Germany, Netherlands and Canada working on complex projects.
John Fitzgerald Coyne nicknamed ‘Fitzy’ is an expert at developing commercial strategy and skills for the modern business. Named after the 35th President of the United States he had the privilege of working closely with his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver a long-time advocate for children's health and disability issues who founded the movement that became Special Olympics.
John began his career in the Irish tourism sector and in 1991 became the first ever Commercial Director at Liverpool FC where he was tasked with broadening the financial, commercial and business development aspects of the club.
After leaving Liverpool FC, John spent some time at Sports Wales before moving to the health sector where he has largely remained since.
John was most recently the Managing Director an NHS owned Teckal Company, SWFT Clinical Services Ltd. Here he managed a turnover of approximately £50m a year and 280 staff.
He’s appeared on ‘This is your Life’ and ‘Question Time’ and interviewed Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Cecelia Ahern and Colin Farrell for cover stories for the Irish Post newspaper, and once even presented to a President!
John is a keen runner and lives with his wife Lisa and daughter Darcy. He became the Director Commercial and Procurement for the Welsh Government in September 2021.
Malcolm Harrison joined CIPS in July 2018 after a broad and varied career spanning over 30 years. Having experienced many different sectors, geographies and senior leadership roles, Malcolm is passionate that Procurement and Supply is the key differentiator for any organisation.
In his early career he worked in Production, Sales, Procurement, Supply Chain, and HR with Mars Confectionery, Pedigree Petfoods and Bass. From 2000 he created and led global Procurement for Interbrew in Belgium, and was subsequently appointed Chief Procurement Officer of InBev. In 2006 Malcolm joined Nestlé SA in Switzerland as CPO responsible for one of the largest and most complex FMCG procurement spends in the world; he put a real focus on building capability and driving engagement of the procurement function with the Nestlé businesses. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of the global Plastic Packaging division, and a member of the Executive, of Rexam plc the FTSE 100 consumer packaging company.
From 2015, Malcolm worked in the Cabinet Office of the UK Government where he held the role of CEO of the Crown Commercial Service, overseeing an annual spend of more than £13 Bn on common goods and services across the UK public sector. He also had responsibility for UK Public Sector Procurement Policy and for supporting the UK Government’s initiatives with SMEs.
Having established and developed several Procurement functions over the span of his career Malcolm wants CIPS to drive the profession forward, with continual professional learning at the heart of the agenda for procurement and supply professionals. Ensuring CIPS remains as the global voice for the profession is critical to Malcolm’s future vision for CIPS, helping to ensure that CIPS can continue to represent the profession at the highest levels and to promote Procurement and Supply as a great career.
Malcolm holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. He lives in the UK and has previously spent in total more than 12 years living in West Africa, France, Belgium and Switzerland as part of his professional career.
A procurement professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas, Calum has had extensive exposure to the Scottish public sector procurement transformation agenda since joining the Scottish Government in 2005. In 2006-07, he project managed the establishment of both Procurement Scotland and the Central Government Centre of Procurement Expertise (CGCoPE) set up under the Public Procurement Reform Programme.
He is currently Head of Collaborative Procurement within the Scottish Government, leading a group of procurement professionals responsible for developing and executing national collaborative procurement strategies for ICT, Utilities, Construction and Corporate & Professional Services, totalling over £1bn p.a. He also has senior management responsibility for the procurement of innovation.
Over the past few years, Calum has led programmes of risk management work relating to the impact of EU exit, Covid and the Ukraine conflict on Scottish Procurement’s key frameworks and contracts.
Social Enterprise UK is the national trade body for social enterprise and represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. SEUK works to promote social enterprise as a model for changing both business and society.
SEUK inform the policy agenda, continue to influence the political agenda, promote the benefits of social enterprise through the media, campaigns and events, and undertake research to expand the social enterprise evidence base.
Peter has established, developed and supported hundreds of diverse social enterprises over his career. He has advised government taskforces in the UK and overseas and chaired the Social Enterprise World Forum, the global network of social businesses until 2015.
Peter has previously worked for Oxfam, Greenpeace and various disability charities. He has experience of working in overseas development, community development and public health. Peter started his career with Marks and Spencer PLC and also spent several years with Body Shop International
He was appointed a CBE in 2015.
Grahame joined BiP Solutions in 2003 and has held the positions of Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing Director, MD for Media and Marketing Solutions and Director of Business Intelligence and eSourcing, Now, as Content, Research and Communications Director, Grahame is responsible for driving the growth of the business through the creation and delivery of the most accurate, relevant and actionable data, content and insight available.
Helen Carter is a lead consultant for Action Sustainability and has been a procurement professional all her working life. Over the last 16 years she has focused in on sustainable procurement and helps organisations identify and address sustainability challenges embedded in the supply chain. Since 2014 she has gone on to look at specifically Modern Slavery and Human Rights in supply chains and has written a number of procurement guides that help organisations address modern slavery issues in construction supply chains. She is currently sitting on the author panel for the new British standard BS25700 which will be launched later in 2022 and provides an overview of good organisational due diligence in this area.
Andrew joined CCS in 2018 as a commercial lead. Andrew is now CCS’s environmental and sustainability guru working hard at delivering a better planet for all and helping on the relentless march towards Carbon Net-Zero. Andrew works with the NHS, Local Authorities, Councils and Cities assisting with their plans to deliver Carbon Zero. Andrew works across all CCS agreements to support the development of customer focussed solutions that can contribute to the public sector net-zero journey.
Oishee Kundu is a researcher based at Y Lab, the public services innovation lab of Wales and is involved with the Innovative Future Services (Infuse) programme in the Cardiff Capital Region. Her research focusses on the possibilities and challenges of using public procurement strategically. She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester in 2021 on the topic "Public procurement and innovation: is defence different?"
Max Kent is Vice President of Global Procurement & Business Development at Compleat Software. With 25 years’ experience in Commercial and Public Sector Procurement, alongside Global Sales within Supply Chain and Outsourced / Digital Procurement industries. Max has a long track record of building strong partnerships with both key clients and suppliers and taking new digital procurement products and services to market. Max oversees a diverse team at Compleat ranging from New Business Development specialists to Data and Business Intelligence Analysis. Max is also a keen Social Media enthusiast so can often be seen wearing his Compleat T-Shirt on a wide variety of online events including industry Webinars and Podcasts.
Tony joined Centrica in May 2015 as a Business Development
Manager. He is a business to business customer professional with 31
years’ experience in the industry and has a strong multi-sector
background. Tony is responsible for developing and maintaining Energy
Performance Partnerships within the NHS Sector across the UK&I.
His experience on multiple projects has covered the design,
installation, operation, maintenance and third party funding of CHP
Engines, Steam and Hot Water Boilers, Absorption Chillers and
complete Hard FM Services.
He previously worked for Veolia (formerly Dalkia), where he
contributed to the continued growth of the Health Sector business,
successfully negotiating long term energy service partnerships in healthcare, including NHS hospitals.
Malcolm Harbour CBE
A passionate advocate of the sector, Steve is dedicated to unlocking problems, to deliver sustainable solutions for the public sector, by the public sector.
In his role as Commercial Director, Steve has been involved in the creation of several, successful public to public joint ventures, insourcing programmes, and commercialisation projects.
Steve is focussed on embedding social value in commercial activity, to deliver better outcomes for local communities, while ensuring best value, sustainable savings and income generation, for reinvestment in frontline services.
Prior to his time at Commercial Services Group Steve held corporate development and management roles within global people and workforce management organisations.
Mike is an experienced business leader, programme and change manager, bringing a broad range of skills and knowledge in business planning, market assessment, programme management and team leadership from several sectors.
He provides guidance and leadership to develop businesses, provide operational effectiveness and process improvements. Over 30 years’ operational and general management experience in technical industries. Prior to joining Augmentas, he worked as a new product development consultant at Kearney, supporting high tech engineering companies to develop new product development processes. Subsequently, he established new digital print services, whilst the general Manager at Vertis, and established the new product development process at Griffon Hoverwork (world leading hovercraft manufacturer) whilst working as the sales and marketing Director.
Mike is a chartered engineer, has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, and brings additional perspective from his experience as an Army Officer. He has a particular interest and knowledge in social value from both a bidding and sustainability perspective. He is Augmentas Group’s SME in this area and our social value champion.
Glenn St John-Colgan
Glenn has more than 30 years’ experience across the commercial business landscape, the majority of which at director level within the public sector, private international organisations, and consultancies. He has extended this now to supporting social enterprises as non-executive director and advising start-up businesses across all sectors.
He has had the wonderful opportunity to work with some of the best teams in public service delivery, often operating in the space where the buying authority meets the selling entity, whether buying or delivering.
This position has allowed Glenn to gain a keen understanding of both sides of the Social Value model: those specifying SV requirements on behalf of the Authority ahead of and during the procurement cycle; and, those developing SV solutions within their organisation and implementing them through bidding and delivering services to the public sector.
As a Fellow of the institute of Director and former Chair of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, he continues to support the values of the Institute and how directors can still impact on society through great leadership and excellent decision making.
Eddie is BiP Solutions’ Principal Procurement Consultant and working alongside the Client Services team, he frequently assists public sector organisations with clarification and interpretation of EU Directives and a wide variety of legislative issues. For the last 21 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP and for a variety of other organisations. He also provides in-house training on the tendering process to personnel in both the public and private sectors.