David Smith CB FCIPS
Judging Panel Chairman, Former Commercial Director, UK Department for Work and Pensions
Mark Roscrow MBE
Mark Roscrow served as Director of Shared Services Procurement Services at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. Mr. Roscrow 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).
In 1980, he 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, he returned to WHCSA as Director of Materials Management with the creation of the Procurement Group in Wales. Since 1996, he served as Director of Welsh Health Supplies following the market testing of the Contracting and Supply Chain services. He serves as Member of Customer Board at DHL Supply Chain Limited.
In 2012, Mr. Roscrow was honoured for a lifetime of outstanding achievement at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards. He was recognised for his part in driving forward public procurement and making a real difference within the profession over an extended period of time and in 2017 he was awarded with a MBE.
Special Advisor, All Party Parliamentary Health Group, Honorary Professor at the University of Bath School of Management
Professor Duncan Eaton is an honorary professor at the University of Bath School of Management. He has over 40 years of experience in civil service and public sector management and procurement. He worked at Chief Executive level for 16 of these years.
He established and was CEO of the NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency (NHS PASA) from 2000 – 2006. The Agency was responsible for providing national level purchasing and strategic procurement direction to the NHS in England, in order to obtain best value from a £14 billion per annum spend.
From 1990 – 1992 Duncan was Chief Executive of South Bedfordshire Health Authority at the time of the original NHS purchaser/provider organisational division which saw the creation of health services commissioning and the establishment of NHS Trusts and GP Fundholding.
In 1992 Duncan was appointed Chief Executive of the Bedfordshire Health Authority which was involved in merging three health authorities into one. The main functions were to purchase healthcare on behalf of its 540,000 residents, to manage the contracts and the primary care practitioners.
Duncan is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and the Health Care Supply Association.
He is now a non-executive director and advisor to several healthcare and public sector related companies, and banks and has been a member of two Treasury OGC Procurement Capability Review Teams.
Deputy Director, Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy & Strategy and Head of Procurement Profession, 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.
An FCIPS Chartered Procurement & Supply professional, Nikki currently sits on the CIPS Foundation Steering Group and is an ex-trustee of their Global Board of Trustees. With specific interests in developing the capability of individuals, organisations, supply chains and our Procurement People of Tomorrow, Nikki also plays an active role in encouraging diversity (in all its forms) within senior procurement and supply chain roles.
Sue Moffatt MBA FCIPS Chartered
Commercial Director & Senior Commercial Specialist at FCN Commercial, NPCC Transforming Forensics Programme
Finance Director, Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Paul Coombs joined the Crown Commercial Service in October 2015 as Finance Director.
Paul started his career in local government and moved to the Civil Service in 2004. His previous roles include:
Director of Finance and Corporate Services with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) following the merger of the Vehicle and Operator Service Agency (VOSA) and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in 2014
Director of Operations, Companies House
Procurement & Commercial Director, NEPO
Emma Scott MCIPS
Representation Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Emma studied BA Business Studies and Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University and gained her MCIPS in 2003.
Emma worked in procurement for 10 years before joining CIPS specialising in procurement to pay process and system implementation managing a suite of end-to-end e-procurement tools and their surrounding processes.
Now Representation Manager at CIPS Emma is responsible for content development, supporting Supply Management magazine, CIPS campaigns and content for the global awards and conference portfolio. Emma has been leading on campaigns such as modern slavery, women in procurement leadership and the profession of choice project to encourage young people into a career in procurement.
Director, Department of Finance Construction & Procurement Delivery Supplies and Services Division
Sharon Smyth is a Procurement Director in the Department of Finance NI.
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.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Content, Research and Communications Director, BiP Solutions
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.
Principal Procurement Consultant, Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS)
Eddie is BiP Solutions’ Principal Procurement Consultant and 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 21 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP 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.