30 April 2019, Hilton Metropole, Birmingham

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

The UK National GO Awards Judging Panel

 

The UK National GO Awards judging panel included a cross section of key procurement figures from within the public and private sectors, whose aim was to assess each GO Awards category submission.

After the awards deadline, the judges were given access to all submissions, scoring them independently, before meeting in March 2019 to decide on what organisations would reach the ‘finalist’ stage.

Click on any of the judges’ profiles below to see their biographies.

Judging Panel

  • David Smith

    Former Commercial Director and Judging Panel Chairman

    DWP

    David Smith

    Former Commercial Director and Judging Panel Chairman

    DWP

    Until October 2013, David was the Commercial Director of DWP responsible for all commercial and contract management activity and its procurement spend of £5 billion pa. He was the commercial and procurement adviser to Ministers, a member of a number of the Department’s Executive Team Committees and led the Department’s Commercial Function of some 500 people. He was also Government’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and the Crown Representative for 7 of Government’s biggest suppliers and a member of the Cabinet Office Procurement Reform Board and Commercial Relationships Board and HM Treasury’s Major Projects Review Group (MPRG). His previous roles include senior procurement positions at UK’s Inland Revenue, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and the Home Office. David now advises some of the world’s biggest organisations on their procurement practice and process and in their dealings with the public sector.

  • Ainslie McLaughlin

    Director of Procurement and Commercial

    Scottish Government

    Ainslie McLaughlin

    Director of Procurement and Commercial

    Scottish Government

    Ainslie is the Scottish Government’s Director, Procurement and Commercial, leading the Public Procurement Reform Programme in Scotland to deliver greater efficiency and value for money, promote innovation and support sustainable economic growth.

    Ainslie took the post of Director of Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government in March 2015. He is a civil engineer by profession with over 30 years in central and local government and the contracting sector. Before taking up his present post he was Director of Major Infrastructure with Transport Scotland where he led the Scottish Government’s £3 billion investment programme to modernise and improve Scotland’s transport infrastructure.

  • Maggie Tonge

    Director of Workforce Category

    Crown Commercial Service

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    Maggie Tonge

    Director of Workforce Category

    Crown Commercial Service

  • Sue Moffatt MBA FCIPS Chartered

    Commercial Director & Senior Commercial Specialist

    FCN Commercial, NPCC Transforming Forensics Programme

    Sue Moffatt MBA FCIPS Chartered

    Commercial Director & Senior Commercial Specialist

    FCN Commercial, NPCC Transforming Forensics Programme

    Sue started her career at BT in the mid 1980’s where she introduced performance measures throughout BT’s warehouses as part of a warehouse rationalisation programme.  Since then her procurement career has developed to include five years at Motorola, where she was responsible for delivering all inbound and outbound supply chain activities for the repair and manufacture of Global System for Mobile Communications globally, including time spent living and working in China and the USA. 

    Sue then moved into the public sector, spending several years in criminal justice and the Home Office, before departing for the Criminal Records Bureau to develop the technology procurement programme for the Vetting and Barring Scheme.  In 2007 she moved to the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as Commercial and Procurement Director to manage all of the contracts for police ICT critical national infrastructure, and to lead the programme for collaborative procurement across all police forces in England and Wales.

    Sue was brought into Welsh Government in September 2013 to set up and run the National Procurement Service (NPS). As its first Director, she is responsible for delivering contracts and frameworks for over £2.2 billion for common and repetitive spend on goods and services across the Welsh public sector. Sue is also responsible for Value Wales, the ePS programme, Central Procurement Services and Contracts and Commercial within Welsh Government.

  • Tina Holland LL.b (Hons) MCIPS

    Programme Manager for Procurement

    Local Government Association

    Tina Holland LL.b (Hons) MCIPS

    Programme Manager for Procurement

    Local Government Association

    Tina is the Programme Manager for the procurement programme within the LGA. She is the lead on the development and implementation of the National Procurement Strategy for local government and the National Advisory Group for Local Govt Procurement and the workstreams. She oversees and disseminates the learning from LGA funded innovation projects relating to category management.

    Tina has been with the LGA (formerly IDeA) since 2003 having spent the previous fifteen years as a procurement practitioner and procurement consultant, delivering procurement expertise to public, private and financial sectors.

  • Steven Sinclair

    Head of Procurement

    NEPO

    Steven Sinclair

    Head of Procurement

    NEPO

    Steven Sinclair is Head of Procurement at NEPO where he is responsible for a work programme of £210m.

    Steven joined NEPO in 2011, having worked in various procurement roles across the North East, including the former regional development agency One NorthEast.  Steven’s career history also includes experience in both the manufacturing sector and financial services.

    NEPO works in partnership with North East local authorities and Associate Members to undertake high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend including Professional Services, Construction and Energy.

  • Sharon Smyth

    Director Supplies and Services Procurement at Department of Finance

    CPD

    Sharon Smyth

    Director Supplies and Services Procurement at Department of Finance

    CPD

    Sharon Smyth is the Director in Central Procurement Directorate’s Supplies and Services Division.

    As Director of SSD Sharon is responsible for providing a procurement service to Northern Ireland Departments and other public sector bodies in respect of a wide range of supplies and services through open, transparent and legally compliant contracts ensuring best Value for Money.

    As the lead body for centralised procurement, Sharon also has responsibility for delivering collaborative arrangements for common goods and services under a category management structure.

    Sharon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (FCIPS) and holds a Masters of Law in Public Procurement from the University of Nottingham.

  • Duncan Eaton

    Executive Advisor

    Associate Parliamentary Health Group

    Duncan Eaton

    Executive Advisor

    Associate Parliamentary Health Group

    Duncan Eaton is currently Chairman Kimal Holdings plc, Executive Advisor to the Associate Parliamentary Health Group and is a non executive director and advisor to several healthcare and public sector related companies and organisations.

  • Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    PASS Procurement

    Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    PASS Procurement

    Eddie is PASS Principal Procurement Consultant at BiP Solutions. 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 19 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP Solutions 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.

  • Roy Bell

    Procurement Advisor

    Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board

    Roy Bell

    Procurement Advisor

    Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board

    Roy Bell is currently a procurement advisor for the Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board.  He is working on a programme to address fuel poverty through the retro fitting of energy efficiency improvements in domestic dwellings.  He was formally a Divisional Director within the Northern Ireland Central Procurement Directorate.  He had responsibility for the procurement of goods and services (£500M+) to central all government departments and their arms length bodies.  Roy is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and has represented the institute internationally in Europe, Africa and Caribbean’s.