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2021 Judging Panel

Preeya Bailey

Director Of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Preeya Bailie joined NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) in July 2018 as Chief Procurement Officer. A year later she became Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, bringing together procurement oversight of both primary and secondary care.

Over the past 2 years Preeya has led the Procurement Target Operating Model (PTOM) programme, which is focused on the transforming the way the NHS purchases goods and services to drive value from every pound spent to deliver better patient outcomes.

Preeya has a breadth of public sector procurement experience, spanning local authorities and procurement partnerships, including the establishment of frameworks, outsourcing of services, setting up of joint ventures and programmes for income generation.

Preeya led the procurement team for the London Nightingale hospital, which saw the transformation of the London Excel conference venue into a state-of-the-art hospital in just 9 days, fully equipped to receive patients suffering with coronavirus.

As the NHS is one of the UK’s largest buyer of goods and services, procurement can be a powerful tool in driving positive environmental and social value. Preeya works with the NHS supply chain to help deliver the NHS commitment to have a net zero, fair and transparent supply chain free of modern slavery by 2045.

Noreen Winhall

Commercial Director, Crown Commercial Service

Noreen Winhall joined the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in February 2019. Her role as Commercial Director is to lead the Buildings Pillar which incorporates Workplace and FM, Construction, Energy and Decarbonisation. She leads a team of category specialists and procurement professionals to create a life-cycle approach across the Government’s built estate.

Noreen is based in the Midlands and supports the wider Government Commercial Function leadership team in bringing together the one team approach across the commercial function.

Noreen has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction, FM and Infrastructure sector in operational, commercial and procurement leadership roles. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers as well as a member of CIPS and brings a passion for sustainability and life-cycle thinking. She believes that a strong, capable and motivated team is crucial to delivering the best commercial outcomes for her customers as well as a healthy supplier market to drive innovation and build solutions in partnership with all stakeholders.

Darren Knowd

Chief Procurement Officer - Durham County Council, Chair of LGA National Advisory Group, Chair of LGA National Social Value Task Force

Global private sector automotive (GM, Nissan, Renault) and Local Government (5 District Councils and 1 Unitary Council) procurement/purchasing/supply chain management senior management experience and I have a Durham University Business School MBA and MCIPS qualified.

I have had the privilege of managing and leading procurement teams in Liverpool, Sunderland, Barcelona, Paris, and Durham and having worked both in manufacturing and government public sectors, I have strong procurement skills and experiences globally, nationally and locally.

I currently have a great job trying to deliver procurement and social value outcomes in Durham a city and county I love, and my team punch well above our weight and I am hugely proud of them as we spend over £500m each year and spend 60% locally in support of the needs of our Council, our residents and partners.

I am also trained in PRINCE2, Managing Strategic Programmes (Practitioner) and the HM Treasury Better Business Case 5 case model (Practitioner).

I am Chair of the LGA National Advisory Group for Procurement also lead nationally on Social Value work working with the Local Government Association and the Social Value Portal, where I am Chair of the National Social Value Task Force.

Peter Wilson

Interim Director of Operations, Business Services Organisation (BSO)

Peter commenced his career in the Health Service in 1982 and has held positions at all levels in purchasing and supply. In May 2009, following Health and Social Care restructuring in Northern Ireland, he was appointed Assistant Director at the Business Services Organisation with responsibility for the Procurement and Logistics Services.

In this role Peter is responsible for delivering strategic and operational procurement and logistics services to all health and social care trusts, boards and agencies within Northern Ireland influencing procurement expenditure of circa £780M per annum growing to £1.2bn by 2021. He represents N.I. Health and Social Care on the N.I. Procurement Practitioners Group.

He has held posts as Director of Procurement at the Central Services Agency Regional Supplies Service (CSA RSS) restructuring purchasing and contracting services to create a category management structure. Prior to that he held posts as Assistant Director of Purchasing responsible for The Royal Hospitals Trust and the Belfast City Hospital Trust and Purchasing & Project Manager at the Ulster Hospital. Peter holds a Masters Degree in Purchasing and Supply Management, is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a past Treasurer of the N.I. branch of the Health Care Supplies Association.

Peter is married with two daughters, a son and a dog.

Ying Han MCIPS

Head of Procurement, Rothamsted Research

Ying Han, MCIPS, is Head of Procurement with responsibility for all procurement by Rothamsted Research Ltd, the longest-running agricultural research institute in the world, and a major contributor to agri-food systems in the UK and internationally. Its strength in a “gene to field” approach combines science and strategic research, interdisciplinary teams and partnerships.

With over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, spanning the bioscience, pharmaceuticals, electronics and building materials industries, Ying has deep and extensive knowledge and understanding of procurement best practices in highly regulated and high compliance environments. She is particularly strong in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Tender and Contract Management, Category Management, Cost Analysis and Reduction for both direct and indirect procurement. Ying was awarded a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Supply Chain and Operations Management by the University of Liverpool in 2009.

Tina Holland LL.b (Hons) MCIPS

Programme Manager, 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.

Nick Ford

Director of Procurement and Property, Scottish Government

Nick spent eight years as Head of Commercial and Procurement at the Department for International Development.Following over 25 years within the private sector specialising in procurement, commercial and project management in roles across the UK, USA, Australia and Spain, Nick joined the public sector as part of HMG’s Commercial Functional Leadership Group.

Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Previously a CIPS Regional Chair and regular keynote speaker at conferences, Nick is also an active mentor for Procurement and Commercial professionals.

Sue Moffatt MBA FCIPS Chartered

Commercial Director NPCC Forensic Capability Network NPCC Transforming Forensics Programme

Sue started her procurement career at BT in the mid 1980’s working on the 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 mobile phone infrastructure globally, including time spent living and working in China and the USA.

Sue then moved into the public sector in early 2001, fulfilling roles in in criminal justice, the Home Office and Criminal Records Bureau. In 2007 she moved to the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as 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. As part of her time in NPIA, Sue spent 12 months as ICT Procurement Director for the Metropolitan Police for the 2012 Olympic year. In 2013, Sue joined the Welsh Government as Commercial Director, leading on the creation of the National Procurement Service (NPS). Sue returned to policing in December 2018 as Commercial Director for the Forensics Capability Network, part of the National Police Chiefs Council Transforming Forensics Programme.

Sue is an accredited mediator and assessor for the Cabinet Office government Commercial Function and has spent time as a trustee on the Global Management Board of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and their audit committee.

Steven Sinclair

Procurement & Commercial Director, 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.

David Smith CB FCIPS

Judging Panel Chairman, Former Commercial Director, UK Department for Work and Pensions

David has 30 years’ experience in senior and board level procurement roles and 11 years as one of UK government’s most significant and influential Commercial Directors and as a commercial adviser to Ministers. He has a strong record for change, delivery and stakeholder management at all levels. A Past President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), David has advised and lectured extensively in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Australia to the public and private sector. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2009 New Year Honours and is a fellow of CIPS.

Dr. Jane Lynch

Reader in Procurement and Supply Chain, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Jane is a Reader in Procurement for the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section, and is Director of Student Experience for the Business School.

Jane’s subject areas for teaching include purchasing/procurement, supply chain management and supplier management. Her research is focused around public procurement, social procurement and effective collaboration. Jane regularly presents papers at international supply chain and logistics conferences such as IPSERA, IRSPP, IPPC, BAM and POMS.

Additional Roles:

Co-investigator for IRSPP (international research study on public procurement);
LOM Advisory Board Coordinator
Branch Chair of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – South Wales;
Associate Director (MICW) of Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), Cymru.
External examiner for University of Bedfordshire;
Co-Chair of the Joint-bidding Steering Group with Welsh Government,
Judging Panel member for GOAwards(Wales).

Duncan Eaton

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.

Grahame Steed

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.

Eddie Regan

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.