Specialist Area Lead (Technical Training)
0121 371 6146
Cathy joined the NHS over 35 years ago, the majority of her career has been spent in procurement. During this time she has had the opportunity to work at national, regional and Trust level. Cathy has been in her current role as Head of Procurement at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2003
East Midlands Regional Coordinator
Emma is Assistant Director of Finance – Procurement at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Emma is currently leading a large procurement team at one of the major acute teaching hospitals in the Midlands as Director of Procurement & Supply Chain at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
In recognition of Emma’s leadership style and success she was awarded ‘Procurement Professional of the Year’ at the HCSA Awards in November 2018 and in addition, the Strategic Procurement Team (which she headed up) was also awarded Procurement ‘Team of the Year’ at the same event.
Emma is also an ambassador of the procurement and supply profession and has received the honour of becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in recognition of her dedication and contribution in supporting the procurement and supply chain profession.
East Midlands Regional Coordinator
David has been the Head of Procurement at UHL since 2017 and held Senior Category Manager roles at large Acute Teaching hospitals in the East Midlands. Before that David joined the NHS in 2009 working at the now NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC). Davids career has covered a variety of public procurement roles in the Ministry of Defence and Housing.
As a PSTP trainer, David is particularly keen on developing, promoting and retaining talent within NHS Procurement.
South East Coast Regional Coordinator
07793 964368 ext 3052
NHS Strategic Procurement Consultant.
Specialist Area Lead (Commissioning)
0117 900 2523
Faye has over 28 years of experience of NHS Procurement. Since commencing in 1987 as an NHS Graduate Management trainee, Faye has operated at senior levels across the NHS at local, regional and national levels. An experienced leader within the Commissioning and Provider Healthcare Procurement sectors she is currently responsible for the strategic direction of the South, Central and West Commissioning Support procurement team. Faye strives to embed a culture of change to ensure that leading edge and innovative best practice procurement is always adopted by the team. Under Faye’s leadership, the team has successfully supported Commissioners across the South of England with high profile procurements with a combined contract value in excess of £3 billion.
South West Regional Coordinator
Gemma Northover works for Crown Commercial Services, working with NHS customers to support with procurement strategy, compliant routes to market and helping them meet their wider Trust objectives by realising commercial benefits, accessing specialist SME suppliers and ensuring routes to market that support social value and wider policy agendas.
Prior to that, Gemma was a Sales Director within a large, Global recruitment business, specialising in workforce solutions across various market, including NHS clinical and non-clinical recruitment.
Gemma is current South West Regional Coordinator, having a strong working knowledge of the South West region, and having spent the last 15 years working with customers across all geographies.
Deputy South Central Regional Coordinator
Gary is the Director of Procurement and Supply Chain at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK.
After a career in production management in the refining and chemical processing industries, Gary joined the NHS in 2005 as part of the Supply Chain Excellence Programme. Gary was project manager for the one of the first collaborative procurement hubs in the NHS and then went on to be Programme Director for the development of the NHS London Procurement Programme where he was also Managing Director for 3 years. Gary has since held a number of senior procurement roles at various Trusts across the NHS.
He is an enthusiastic advocate of supplier innovation and is particularly interested in the potential for the procurement profession and suppliers to work more closely in supporting increased value, efficiency and innovation in the delivery of healthcare. Gary is an engineer by training and holds an MBA from University of Durham Business School.
Scotland Regional Coordinator
North West Regional Coordinator
Joanne has enjoyed a fantastic 29 year career in NHS Procurement, working in a variety of roles and categories at local, regional and national level.
Joanne’s career began in 1990 at Mersey Regional Health Authority, opposite the Runcorn NHS Logistics Depot, as a part time procurement admin assistant, before moving through the ranks before accepting a secondment opportunity as Deputy Supplies Customer Service Manager in Salford. She then went onto develop and lead a newly established procurement team at Salford Community Healthcare NHS Trust. These roles provided an excellent insight into the daily challenges our members face.
Having a real passion for customer and patient focused procurement the ideal move into category management came in 2005 when Jo joined the Greater Manchester Collaborative Procurement Hub as Category Manager for Business Services, before then moving into roles with East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub, undertaking regional and national review of temporary staffing usage, and now North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, where Jo leads the HR & People Category team.
Joanne is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, chairs the HR & People Category Board, and several sub-regional temporary staffing clusters.
Regional Coordinator for Wales
Experienced Senior Procurement Manager with a demonstrated history of managing large and complex procurement activity. Current areas of responsibility include Energy procurement, management of NHS Wales agency nursing and medical locums contracts and acting as the organisational lead in sustainable procurement.
Significant experience of working in the health care industry. Skilled in Procurement, Data Analysis, Public Procurement, European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), and Contract Law. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Purchasing and Supply Chain management from University of South Wales.
Wales Deputy Regional Coordinator
Currently Senior Category Manager within the National Clinical Team for NHS Wales with previous experience of working at Trust/Health Board level. Current areas of responsibility include Pathology & Point of Care Testing and Surgical Devices and Consumables. Experienced in delivering large complex procurements and skilled in Contract Management, Supplier Performance Management, Data Analysis and Public Procurement with a special interest in Value-Based Procurement to improve clinical and patient outcomes.
Jo is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) and more recently attained MSc in Strategic Procurement Management. Having personally benefited from investment in staff development Jo is keen to support and encourage others.
London Regional Coordinator
Michael has more than 30 years’ senior procurement experience across the UK and North America, in the NHS, retail and manufacturing sectors, with a focus on leading innovative procurement programmes.
Currently Managing Director at NHS London Procurement Partnership, Michael previously spent six years with Trading Partners, the e-auction specialists who operated out of offices in London and Chicago. Following this, his NHS procurement experience has been extensive, with four years as Head of Procurement at Great Ormond Street and eCommerce work at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. Michael was NHS LPP’s Commercial and Business Development Director between October 2011 and November 2012, before returning temporarily to the private sector to provide consultancy advice, leading and overseeing a doubling of e-auctions for ASDA as one of his many successful projects.
Seeing the move towards greater cross system working in the health service, Michael returned to the NHS in 2015, bringing with him his passion for collaboration and innovation between national and local networks. He joined NHS Business Services Authority before then accepting the role of Managing Director at NHS LPP last year, where he and the team are supporting members to respond innovatively to the opportunities and challenges of the changing procurement landscape. Most recently, he has provided procurement support to the NHS England and NHS Improvement team as part of the COVID-19 response.
Michael is a champion for learning and development, driving forward the NHS LPP Academy, as well as supporting the PSDN network across London and wider to help guide the next generation of procurement professionals.
West Midlands Deputy Regional Coordinator
Harvy Sanghera is Head of Procurement- Med, Surg & Pharmacy at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Harvy started her career in private sector Procurement in the automotive industry having also held various positions within Banking, Universities, Local Authority, Manufacturing, DVLA, Sales and Retail sectors before finally joining the NHS almost 21 years ago.
Harvy has a wealth of knowledge within the NHS, across Theatres, Procurement and Acute Commissioning environments, gained primarily within large complex Acute NHS Trusts across the Midlands, North and London regions covering a variety of senior roles including Operational, Contracting, Performance Management, Capital, P2P Systems, and Strategic Procurement.
She is passionate about EDI and supports the wider Trust agenda as the Trusts ‘Freedom to Speak Up Champion’ and the T&FG Lead Supporting the Trust’s BAME Network- (Recruitment, Retention and Career Advancement ).
Harvy is particularly interested in continuing to raise the profile of Procurement and supporting the HCSA as it promotes the work of procurement and supply chain staff at all levels in Healthcare and is reminiscent of how such organisations/ individuals supported her during the early years of her own career development and training needs.
Yorks and Humber Regional Coordinator
Paul’s role on the HCSA National Stakeholder Group is to focus on increasing the membership of the HCSA from the diverse and wide ranging pool of procurement professionals who work throughout the NHS health economy at all levels.
Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), with over 20 years’ experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain management in both the private and public sector. Since Joining the NHS in 2011 Paul has been particularly keen to promote the value and benefits of investing in procurement professionals throughout the NHS and show how good procurement can help improve frontline services.
Northern Ireland Regional Coordinator
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.
West Midlands Regional Coordinator
Simon Clarke is the Managing Director, BSOL Procurement Collaborative responsible for the Procurement & Supply Chain of the 3 Birmingham Acute Hospitals (Birmingham Women’s & Children’s, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham). He is also West Midlands Regional Coordinator for the HCSA National Council.
With over 30 years procurement & supply chain experienced. Simon began is career in the Royal Navy and has worked in senior Procurement roles within the Pharmaceutical sector, Local Government and then 10 years ago started his career in the NHS at Basildon & Colchester and moved to Birmingham 4 years ago.
North East Regional Coordinator
Tracey Cramond has worked in the NHS Procurement for over 8 years as a senior procurement professional and has gained experience of all aspects of Public Sector Procurement during that period whilst working in an Acute Trust. Whilst in the trust she was seconded onto the Scan4Safety programme to implement the adoption of GS1 and PEPPOL global standards. Tracey also took a lead for supplier engagement to the programme, hosting and facilitating large supplier/Trust events to share the programme requirements and stimulate engagement and programme uptake, also working with the Department of Health & Social Care on supplier adoption initiatives for Scan4Safety and PEPPOL.
She is currently seconded onto the DHSC Test & Trace programme offering supplier and contract management expertise and support to the Commercial Consumables, Reagents and Equipment category.
Tracey is also an Enterprise Adviser – working in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (January 2019 to date). Her voluntary role as an Enterprise Adviser sees her work closely with Derwentside College to help shape the delivery of careers education and build a whole-school careers strategy, giving input as a business leader. This work is part of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (North East LEP’s) North East Ambition programme, which works to support schools and colleges to meet the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks; a set of standards all schools must work towards achieving to help each and every pupil. Tracey has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Derwentside.
In her spare time Tracey is an avid fund raiser for charity, working on exciting local projects to improve the palliative care pathway and the end of life patient experience. She has also been the Chair of the North East Branch Morris Minor Owners Club for the last 17 years, with a membership of over 60 paid up Northern lads and lasses. She enjoys the arts, classical music, musical theatre and is an artist in her own right using the oil medium.
NHS Collaboratives Lead
Deputy Managing Director NHS London Procurement Partnership
Lee has over 20 years’ experience in strategic procurement across both the private and public sector. He joined the NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) as Chief Operating Officer in 2016 before becoming Deputy Managing Director in 2020. Earlier in his career Lee held Procurement Director positions at Health Trust Europe, General Electric (GE) and Unipart Automotive. His specialist areas include workforce procurement and value analysis/value engineering.
Lee has an MBA in Chinese Negotiation Strategy, a PGDiP in E-Commerce and a BSc (hons) in American Management Science. He is also married with one son and one daughter and is a keen Swansea City fan.
NHS Collaboratives Lead
Procurement Director NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
North West Deputy Co-Lead
Fiona has worked in procurement for over 12 years starting her public sector career at NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency delivering National Temporary Clinical Staffing frameworks spanning various disciplines.
Throughout her career Fiona has worked on a number of health sector focused projects including the DHSC led NHS Procurement and Efficiency Programme where she worked at pace to help deliver significant savings through better buying. Fiona has also managed complex partnerships across multiple regional NHS buying organisations to refine the framework landscape and drive collaboration.
Passionate about the NHS, Fiona is now a Senior Account Manager at Crown Commercial Service working with NHS Trusts across the North of England. Supporting at a strategic and operational level across the entire portfolio of CCS products and services to maximise commercial benefits via compliant routes whilst delivering on policy agendas. She enjoys building relationships, using data to drive effective change and supporting efficiency improvements.
Yorkshire & Humber Co-Lead
South East Co-Lead
East of England Co-Lead
East of England Co-Lead
South Central Co-ordinator