Keep up to date on the changing landscape of the UK’s public procurement by attending the Procurex National Keynote Arena.
The Procurement Transformation programme across the UK is gathering speed and with many changes ahead, now is the time to learn more about the impact this will have on public procurement.
Join us and hear from high-profile speakers who 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.
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.
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.
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.