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.
Ian Turner, Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee, Weston Area Health Trust, and Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of the HFMA. Ian Turner is a Chartered Accountant.
He retired as a Partner from the international accounting and advisory firm KPMG where he worked for over 20 years as an advisor and auditor to numerous international and UK based organisations in the private, not for profit and public sectors.Since retiring from KPMG, Ian has had a number of roles working with boards in private, public and third sector organisations, specialising in assisting businesses during times of change. Ian is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee of the Weston Area Health Trust, Trustee and Chair of Audit and Finance for the charity Research into Care of the Elderly (RICE) and Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of the Healthcare Financial Management Association as a well as being a director/shareholder in a number of SME private businesses.
Simon has enjoyed a 34 year career in NHS Procurement working in all the key functions and across Hospitals/Community Services in the North West.
In 2003 Simon commenced working in Manchester undertaking a number of senior roles that culminated in his current appointment at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust- the Trust was created on 1st October 2017 after the merger of two predecessor Trusts.
Simon leads the Trust Procurement and E-Commerce Department, a 115 strong Team that manages all non-pay spend across the Trust (£600m). The Department provides a modern and fully integrated Purchase to Pay service including an Accounts Payable function. An annual £8m Savings Programme has been delivered since 2009/10 and non-pay efficiency is an important part of the Trust’s financial plans.
He became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 1990. Simon is Chairman of both the Greater Manchester Provider Trusts Procurement Group and a member of the Shelford Procurement Directors Group.
He has been a member of the HCSA all his career, was Chairman 2013-2015 and has also served as Deputy Chief Officer and Acting Chief Officer.
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 Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Health Care Supply Association. He is now also 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.
Wesley is an experienced Commercial Lawyer specialising in EU Public Procurement Law, and Contract Law. Wesley has over 25 years experience working with, and advising on strategy and law in the public sector, including local government, central government, and the NHS.
Prior to his legal career, Wesley was an Assistant Chief Economic Advisor to the Greater London Council (GLC) – forerunner to the GLA – leading a team implementing procurement policy for the GLC’s 15 departments, buying from 25,000 suppliers vying for the GLC’s £1.2 billion per annum spend at the time.
Wesley believes in giving back to the community, and has been a Trustee and Board Director of several charities to date.
Bob Waddell has worked in the NHS Procurement Service for over 35 years and has experience of all aspects of Public Sector Procurement. He is currently heads a team based in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne; one of the biggest Mental Health NHS Trusts in Europe. Bob is a member of the CIPS National Congress and was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 2012.
Bob has been a Trainer for over 14 years and has trained hundreds of staff during this period. He freely admits to really enjoying this aspect of his work – it is the one day in the month when he can feel he is really making a difference and passing on some of the experience which he has gained during the course of his career to the Procurement Professionals of the future. In his spare time Bob is a Magistrate in South East Northumberland and is also the Treasurer of the Newcastle Ravens Rugby Club.