7 November 2019, Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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GO Awards Wales 2018/19 Judging Panel

The judges for the GO Awards Wales 2018/19 include a cross section of key procurement figures from within the public, private sectors and not for profit 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.

With more judges to be confirmed, below are a list of confirmed 2018/19 judges thus far for this year’s season. You can click on any of their profiles below to see their biographies.

 

Judges

  • Sue Moffatt

    Commercial Director

    National Procurement Service, Welsh Government

    Sue Moffatt

    Commercial Director

    National Procurement Service, Welsh Government


    Sue started her career at BT in the mid 1980s 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.

  • Mark Roscow MBE

    Director of Procurement Services

    NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

    Mark Roscow MBE

    Director of Procurement Services

    NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership


    Mark joined the National Health Service in 1978 and worked for the Mid Glamorgan Health Authority Supplies Department, later moving to WHTSO (which became the Welsh Health Common Services Authority).

    During the Mid 1980’s, Mark joined the North West Regional Health Authority as a purchaser at Trafford Park Hospital.

    Following a move back to Wales as Head of Purchasing in East Dyfed Health Authority, Mark returned to WHCSA as Director of Materials Management with the creation of the Procurement Group in Wales.

    In 1996, Mark was appointed as Director of Welsh Health Supplies following the market testing of the Contracting and Supply Chain services.

    In 2011, Mark was appointed as the Director of the Procurement Division of the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.  The Division has over 500 staff across locations the length and breadth of Wales covering Sourcing, Supply Chain, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Capital.

    In June 2017, Mark was awarded an MBE in recognition of his contribution to Procurement within NHS Wales.

  • Sharon Smyth

    Director in Central Procurement Directorate’s Supplies and Services Division

    CPD

    Sharon Smyth

    Director in Central Procurement Directorate’s Supplies and Services Division

    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.

  • Umar Hussain MBE

    Chief Financial Officer

    South Wales Police

    Umar Hussain MBE

    Chief Financial Officer

    South Wales Police


    Umar became Chief Financial Officer for South Wales Police in August 2007.

    He has financial experience in both the public and private sector, including ten years experience with Gwent Police as Head of Finance, and three years with Lincolnshire Police as Director of Finance and Administration.

    Umar has a BA Honours in Accounting and Finance and trained as an accountant in London. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

    In 2017 Umar became the first person within the Police Service in England and Wales to complete the Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) Certificate.

    He provides strategic direction, control and advice on all financial matters within the force, responsible for Force Business Centre, Corporate Finance, Estates, Facilities, Fleet and Procurement.

    Umar is a steering group member of the National Assets Working group, National Procurement Service Wales Board Member and Chair of the All Wales Police Procurement Board.  He is a Governor of the Cardiff Metropolitan University and Chairs their Audit Committee.

    Umar is heavily engaged in Police Collaboration and is the regional police lead for Finance in Wales.

    In 2015 Umar was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and awarded an MBE.

    He is married with two grown up children.

  • Simon Stranks

    Membership Executive

    CBI

    Simon Stranks

    Membership Executive

    CBI


    Simon Stranks is the CBI’s Membership Executive with responsibility for small business. As the account manager for the vast majority of SME members, Simon acts as the CBI’s lead on policy and engagement issues as they pertain to the start- and scale-up market. This includes acting as the Secretariat for both the National and CBI Wales Enterprise Forums. Prior to working at the CBI, Simon also previously worked for the Welsh Conservative Party, and Mencap Cymru in a Campaigns and Policy role.

    Simon holds a master’s Degree in international Relations from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Politics.

  • Emma Waldron

    Risk, Procurement & Governance Manager

    Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

    Emma Waldron

    Risk, Procurement & Governance Manager

    Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)


    Emma is the Risk, Procurement & Governance Manager at Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and has over fifteen years experience working in procurement in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

    Achievements to date include a major project transformation from a procurement to grants process and the negotiation of using eTenderWales as a tool to process grant applications resulting in significant savings for WCVA.

    Emma provides general advice and guidance on procurement to the not for profit sector in Wales.  She is also a data protection specialist and a trained BCS Practitioner and has been preparing WCVA for the GDPR and the sector through #desktopdata sessions with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

    Her hard work and commitment resulted in WCVA becoming a finalist in the Sustainable Procurement category at the 2017 Go Awards Wales.

  • Jane Lynch

    Senior Lecturer

    Cardiff University

    Jane Lynch

    Senior Lecturer

    Cardiff University


    Jane is a Senior Lecturer for Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, employed there since 2006. Jane is a research leader for IRSPP (International Research Study on Public Procurement) with expertise in collaborative working and social public procurement. Her research is focused on implementation of procurement policy (joint bidding, community benefits, living wage). Jane is Senior Associate and Executive Member of ICW (Institute for Collaborative Working) in Wales and a trained facilitator for the International Standard for Collaborative Working (BS ISO 44001).

  • Elizabeth Lucas, MSc, MCIPS

    Head of Customer and Digital Services

    Caerphilly County Borough Council

    Elizabeth Lucas, MSc, MCIPS

    Head of Customer and Digital Services

    Caerphilly County Borough Council


    Liz has 32 years public sector experience.  Liz has recently been appointed to the new role of Head of Customer and Digital Services which is responsible for the Customer and Digital transformation programme within Caerphilly. Liz heads up a team of 160 staff which covers Corporate Customer Service, Digital Services and Procurement Services. During the last 16 years Liz has developed the Procurement function within Caerphilly into a centralised approach. The organisations spend is categorised into levels of strategic importance and opportunities for collaboration. SME development and e-procurement has been a focal point for development.  Caerphilly Programme for Procurement was approved in May 2018 with a strong emphasis social and environmental benefits.

    Appointed to the new role of Digital lead in August this year Liz is keen to embrace emerging technologies to bring the very best services to the citizens of Caerphilly.

    Liz has a MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain development and is a Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

  • Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS)

    Eddie Regan

    PASS Principal Procurement Consultant

    Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS)


    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. 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.