23 October 2018, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 Judging Panel

The judges for the GO Awards Scotland 2018/19 include a cross section of key procurement figures from within the public and private sectors, whose aim is to assess each GO Awards category submission.

After the Awards deadline, the judges will access all the submissions, scoring them independently, before meeting to decide on what organisations reach the ‘finalist’ stage.

Below are a list of confirmed 2018/19 judges for this year’s season. You can click on any of their profiles below to see their biographies.

 

Judges

  • 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.

  • Nikki Bell

    Head of Commercial Policy & Project Assurance

    Scottish Government

    Nikki Bell

    Head of Commercial Policy & Project Assurance

    Scottish Government

    Nikki has worked in a number of private and public sector senior procurement and programme management roles since graduating in 1990 with a BA(Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. With IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent she gained extensive experience in leading national and international procurement and system transformation programmes. Since joining the Scottish Government in 2005 she has played a key role in driving and enabling public procurement reform in Scotland, with a particular focus on building Scottish Government’s Procurement, Commercial and Project Delivery skills. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s, Nikki sits on CIPS Global Board of Trustees; is Chair of CIPS Global Congress; and is a Member of the Institute of Directors. With specific interests in developing the capability of individuals, organisations, supply chains and our Procurement People of Tomorrow, she is a Member the Glasgow Caledonian University ‘School for Business and Society’ Advisory Group; Chair of the Scottish Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum; and is an active contributor to the development and implementation of Scottish Government’s People Strategy.

  • Martin Street

    Strategic Sourcing Director

    NHS National Services Scotland

    Martin Street

    Strategic Sourcing Director

    NHS National Services Scotland

    Martin’s a geneticist by background and a qualified brewer, starting his working career with Scottish & Newcastle.  After a number of years as a brewer, he moved into general management and Procurement, eventually becoming Head of Procurement for indirect spend in the enlarged, international S&N organisation.

    In 2004, Martin left and worked for two Scottish banks, before moving to HSBC in 2008 to transform their UK Procurement team.  In 2012, Martin moved to a global role to make HSBC Procurement a single global function, operating in over 70 countries.  He put together a team to focus on process development, automation tools, creating a Procurement Academy and optimising the use of HSBC’s offshore centres of excellence.

    After the successful delivery of this, he left HSBC and joined NHS Scotland in January 2017 to lead the National Procurement team and bring external best practice knowledge to the planned Procurement Transformation Programme.

  • Hugh Carr

    Head of Strategic Procurement

    Scotland Excel

    Hugh Carr

    Head of Strategic Procurement

    Scotland Excel

    Hugh is Scotland Excel’s Head of Strategic Procurement, providing leadership to Scotland Excel’s strategic procurement teams and ensuring that the organisation delivers best value collaborative contracts to its customers. Hugh works closely with stakeholders to ensure that their priorities are incorporated into future development plans, and that the needs of our sector are represented in national procurement plans.

    Hugh has extensive experience of supply chain and outsourcing management. He spent 12 years at the electronics company Compaq, and has held senior roles at Accenture, Network Rail and Babcock International. Prior to joining Scotland Excel, Hugh was responsible for supply chain and commercial management at Scottish Water Solutions.

  • Stephen Richardson

    Head of ESolutions & CIO

    APUC Ltd

    Stephen Richardson

    Head of ESolutions & CIO

    APUC Ltd

    Stephen joined APUC in 2007 and as the now Head of eSolutions and CIO is responsible for developing and implementing a range of innovative technology solutions providing APUC members and its UK procurement partners access to management information including visibility of spend and contracts to enable increased collaboration, efficiency, contracts planning, management and reporting.

    Stephen has utilised technology to enhance business processes and performance over the past 28 years with major customer accounts such as HBOS, Centrica, Adobe, Microsoft and Intel.

  • Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS)

    Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS)

    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.