31 May 2022
New for 2021, the Procurex National Live Stages will provide all visitors with a rare opportunity to hear from experts from across the public sector procurement community.
High-profile speakers will present on a range of subjects that are defining the future of public sector procurement, in addition to delivering against today’s current marketplace initiatives and objectives.
With over 20 sessions to choose from, across three zones on the exhibition floor, keep up to date on the changing landscape of the UK’s public procurement. All sessions will take place live in venue with sessions from the Transforming Public Procurement Live Stage also being streamed online.
Find out more about each Live Stage below:
New Speakers Announced
Simon Tse was appointed Chief Executive of the Crown Commercial Service in 2018. He first joined CCS in May 2016 and led the Procurement Operations directorate. He served as interim CEO from July 2018 until his permanent appointment, which followed an external competition, in December that year.
Simon is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and has extensive experience of strategic planning, customer service, driving performance improvement and achieving results. He first joined the Civil Service in 2008, taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, where he remained in post until 2013.
Simon was Health Director at the Department for Work and Pensions, one of the UK’s largest public service departments, from 2013 - 2016. In this role he was responsible for the provision of all health and disability assessments services within the UK.
This role followed a successful career in the private sector spanning more than 25 years, most recently at Virgin Media, firstly as Managing Director for Wales and West, and subsequently as the UK SME Business Director.
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.
Clare Dove DBE DL
Claire has been a key player in the Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprise movement since the 1980's and is the national Crown Representative for the VCSE Sector with the remit of supporting the sector to access government contracts.
Claire nationally and internationally is known for her work in the sector and for ten years chaired Social Enterprise UK. She worked with government and leaders from the sector to create the first strategy for the Social Enterprise movement. She has ensured that we had a voice within Westminster and Whitehall, this included working with the teams to introduce the Social Value Act which is now embedded into many local government frameworks and in the national Crown Commercial procurement service. After stepping down as chair of SEUK Claire was asked and accepted to become a patron to the organisation.
Claire led the highly successful Blackburne House Group, until she retired in July 2020. Blackburne House offers an outstanding educational offer to women alongside running its award-winning School for Social Entrepreneurship and highly successful social enterprises.
Claire has received many awards for her role within the sector, which includes an MBE, OBE and also the Queens Lifetime achievement award for Enterprise promotion. Claire was once again honoured in the 2020 New Year’s honours list with a CBE.
Lindsay is the Head of Engagement for the Commercial Policy Team in the Cabinet Office responsible. 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.
I understand your frustrations about stress. You may have tried prevention strategies or stress management techniques but haven’t found an effective, long-term solution. I know the reason – it’s because you’ve been looking in the wrong place.
I take the current thinking about stress and shift it in a completely different direction. Using research in the field of neuroscience along with introspective learning, I reveal the mechanics of the human mind – and how to use the mind-stress connection to maintain wellbeing and thrive during challenging times.
Cindy is passionate about promoting social value and has spent the last 8 years working across the public, private and social sectors to help organisations understand how they can create and deliver additional value to communities. She has been a member of the National Social Value Taskforce since it was formed in February 2016 and is a core contributor to the best practice guidance published by the group.
Her current role as Strategic Account Manager at the Social Value Portal focuses on enabling Public Sector organisations maximise the value from procurement spend and supplier relationships by empowering people through training, creating a culture of continuous improvement and providing the support needed to create opportunities for sustainable growth.
Prior to joining the Social Value Portal Cindy has worked in various commercial roles in the UK Public Sector and Private Sector organisations in Ireland, India and South Africa.
Andrew joined CCS in 2018 as 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.
Glenn St John-Colgan
With over 30 years’ experience in commercial procurement roles, Glenn’s background brings a rare mix of breadth, scale and depth. He has saved the public millions, through innovative procurement methods and led tier one negotiations sector-wide for multi-million / billion-pound contracts. Glenn is MD of the commercial consultancy, Augmentas Group.
Tom is the Head of Public Sector for Amazon Business UK and Ireland, based in London. Prior to Amazon, Tom has worked in senior management roles at Lloyds Banking Group and the BBC, as well as being an elected Councillor for the Corporation of London, where he is Deputy Leader, and Chairs the Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest Arts Centre.
Charlene is the Head of Policy Delivery at Crown Commercial Service, moving into the policy arena after over 12 years in category and commercial roles in the public sector. During this time she worked with colleagues in Cabinet Office and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport to deliver the pilot procurement for delivery of social value within CCS, and helping develop the recent PPN 06/20 on Social Value for Central Government
Darren R.Knowd (MBA MCIPS)
Darren Knowd, is Head of Procurement, Sales and Business Services at Durham County Council who were awarded the first ever award for Social Value Leadership for an Organisation by the Cabinet Office.
Darren leads all procurement activity at the County Council who spend over £580M annually in supplies, services and works, and the Council are a partner in the NEPO shared service (North East Procurement Organisation) and also provide various services to North East based academies and schools.
He is the Chair of LGA National Advisory Group for Local Government Procurement and also the Chair of the LGA National Social Value Task Force.
Prior to joining Local Government Darren worked for Nissan Europe where he was Purchasing Manager at Sunderland, Paris, Barcelona and Cranfield and previously worked for General Motors in Liverpool and has an MBA from Durham University Business School.
Bettina has been with WRAP since 2010 and has held the role of Programme Manager for six years, leading WRAP Cymru’s work with businesses in the electricals, textiles, resource management, food and drink, hospitality, and public sectors. With a background in market research and knowledge management, Bettina has 20 years’ experience in design, delivery and management of business support services in the UK, and has a MBA from the University of Warwick.
I am passionate about the development of emerging technologies to create new business opportunities and deliver benefits to society. I combine experience in product development with strategic insight to help both public and private clients identify and address business needs, and in doing so create new market opportunities for suppliers to offer novel products and services.
My background is in technology development, with experience designing, building and testing detection equipment for defence and security applications, such as airport security checkpoints. At the Catapult I am involved in strategy development, using a combination of client engagement, foresighting, and technology horizon scans to drive forward the development of new programmes. This includes proposal creation and oversight of project delivery across a broad range of areas including drones trials, to novel traffic modelling techniques, innovations in the rail industry and 5G testbeds.
Experienced alliance, partnership and supplier management professional in IT and Government, on both sides of the relationship, with non-exec experience. Primary roles in the last 10 years:
*Head of Vendor Management at UK government arms length body/financial services organisation (SLC)
*IT Contract/Supplier transition strategy and programme support for a UK Retail Bank (TSB)
*Category strategy creation/commercial support for UK government Research and Evidence portfolio (DFID)
*Head of global IS Vendor Management for a regulated utility operating in UK and US (National Grid)
*Interim COO/CEO roles for UK government funded training and development organisations for young people, adults and transport provision (TBG, Birmingham City Council, Solihull MBC, Worcestershire CC, Connexions)
Dan Wogan is the product manager for business imaging market development at Epson UK. He has worked in the tech field for a couple of decades now, spending almost 9 years at Epson, often showcasing its latest innovations – from the CeBIT European technology show to late night on QVC. Perhaps it’s this that has led to his Epson family nickname of ‘jazz-hands’.
Grahame joined the business in 2003 as Production Director with responsibility for the multi-disciplined media and production department, including Content, Research and Distribution. Prior to that, he worked in various senior editorial and publishing roles for the media company EMAP plc.
Grahame was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the BI Division in May 2012 and became Sales & Marketing Director in May 2016 with overall responsibility for driving revenues through our private and public sector sales, marketing and events teams.
In January 2017, Grahame was appointed Managing Director of the Media and Marketing Solutions division of the BiP Group. In this role he assumed overall responsibility for two of BiP Group’s recent acquisitions – Pro Mark Media and Ingenium – as well as BiP Solutions’ events and training portfolio.
Following a restructure of BiP Group in April 2018, Grahame was appointed Sales and Marketing Director for the Business Intelligence and Public Sector business units