Our team

NOE CPC customers have access to an expert team of procurement and commercial professionals from both the public and private sector. Click on any member of our team below to find out more about them.

Adam leads a team of four specialist technical staff, with specialisms in project management, data analytics and data management, application development, business intelligence, visualisation and process mapping.

The dedicated team offer outsourced technical expertise and project support that helps you use your data to drive your procurement strategy forward.

Adam joined NOE CPC in 2009. He previously worked in the private sector with a company called Atkins, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK and the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe. As a Data Analyst in their Supply Chain primarily used MS Access and Excel to provide accurate reports and expenditure information. He also provided detailed expenditure analysis to help facilitate Atkins' Supply Chain gaining their CIPS organisational accreditation.

Alison started work at NOE CPC in September 2011, and has over 15 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors within the Steel Industry, Financial Services and NHS sectors managing a broad range of spend categories to delivering significant savings and contract efficiencies.

Alison is the Senior Category Manager for the dedicated Technology (ICT) category team at NOE CPC. She is MCIPS qualified with a BA(Hons) degree in Business Studies.

Annie joined the team in 2019 from the Hotel Services category tower

Bianca joined the NOE CPC in 2019. She has a background in journalism and communications in the charity sector. 

Caroline has worked in procurement since 1998, moving in the year 2000 from a manufacturing environment to the NHS, initially at the The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. It was during this time that Caroline became CIPS qualified. In 2006 she took on the role of Project Manager for the pilot project “Growing the Region’s Businesses with NHS Investment”, NOE CPC’s unique partnership with Yorkshire Forward. The pilot project was shortlisted for two prestigious awards; the HSJ Awards and Government Opportunities (GO) Awards.

Since the successful completion of the Yorkshire Forward project, Caroline has worked in a number of roles at NOE CPC, including Procurement Training Specialist, delivering training to both businesses and NHS staff on public sector procurement.

Caroline's current role as Training, Events and Business Development Manager involves developing NOE CPC's relationships with both existing and new members, and delivering a programme of training and other events for NOE CPC members.

Catherine is the latest addition to the CPC Drive team. CPC Drive now has around 100 live schemes, 300 thousand eligible employees, saves around £4m per annum for NHS and public sector organisations and has over 11,000 cars on fleet.

Cathy has worked in procurement for over 30 years with 21 years spent at HSBC Bank Plc within their World Class procurement function. Cathy's roles have included being responsible for all areas of category spend from desktop IT to stationery and marketing, HR, consultancy and training through to Head of Category for Corporate Real Estate across both hard and soft FM services.

Cathy is MCIPS qualified and joined NOE CPC in December 2009 as Head of Purchased Healthcare. In this role she supported various projects for the commissioning landscape.

In 2013 Cathy diversified into the new role of Head of Customer Relations and Marketing. Her knowledge of procurement and understanding of the landscape in conjunction with her commitment to customer engagement and service delivery, ensure Cathy drives NOE CPC to raise the bar for our members.

Charlotte joined NOE CPC in 2018 as part of the Procurement Operations Team.

Chris is the Senior Analyst for NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services managing a range of spend analysis tools. He is a Chartered Institute of IT professional member and PRINCE2 Practioner.
In his previous role Chris supported the Technical Director with onsite bespoke spend analytics, benchmarking, CRM development, PPIB analysis and training.
Initially as a Contracts Officer for North Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire before moving into a procurement data role within NOE CPC, Chris is certified Advanced Design & Development with Qlikview which he utilises with our online reporting and managing our Qlikview Server.
Chris has an excellent record of delivering strategic analytical change, procurement development and business growth for our members.

David joined the Healthcare Services team in 2019 as a procurement specialist.

Farah is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University where she studied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons). She started her career working mostly in global leading pharmaceutical companies known as PAREXEL, Covance, and DePuY orthopaedics as a data analyst and a statistical analysis system programmer. Farah has 6 years data analysis experience and joined us in August 2018 from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where she was a Data Programme Manager in the Oncology Department.

Taking on a change in her career from her scientific background Farah is now working in NOE CPC as a Data Analyst in the Technical Services Team working particularly on NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services projects such as; Benchmarking, Supplier MI, Monthly Reporting, and Creating Dashboards in Power BI for reporting and analysis purposes.

Frankie joined the organisation when it was established in April 2007 as eCommerce and Information Manager and subsequently became Head of eCommerce and Information.

Frankie’s key objectives are to develop plans and lead on the delivery of enabling tools and technologies for NOE CPC and its members, including technology and information strategies. Frankie is responsible for managing NOE CPC's systems, including the Catalogue Solution, eSourcing Portal, Reporting Capability and initiatives such as the Customer Satisfaction Survey and internal resourcing and project management tools. Frankie’s remit also includes the management of the Information team who have a pivotal role to play in terms of furnishing the organisation with the information required to drive the business forward.

George joined NOE CPC in 2018 as a Data Specialist, part of the Technical Services Team.

Gregg joined NOE CPC in December 2016 as an Account Manager and has over 15 years’ experience within the NHS.

Since 2001 Gregg has worked for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and has had several roles which included being a Senior Buyer in Customer Services for more than 8 years where he was responsible for looking after a team of 12-14 Buyers and in Procurement looking after 5 directorates working on several large contracts.

During this time, Gregg worked on several NOE CPC frameworks and appreciates the importance of good communication and listening to customers’ needs.

Ian has been involved with information management for NHS procurement for over fifteen years, with both North of England and the original West Midlands collaborative procurement hubs. His specific focus has been around catalogue data, spend analytics, and new technology. He has also worked extensively as an interim Project and Programme Manager, implementing data warehouses and business intelligence solutions at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset Healthcare Foundation Trust.
 
Prior to joining the NHS Ian worked in heavy industry for Corus plc at their major steelworks in South Wales, working in metallurgical analysis, quality inspection and logistics.
 
Ian joined NOE CPC in 2015 as an interim, and took up the Technical Director role on a permanent basis in 2018.

Ian previously worked for over ten years within the public relations and communications field including six years working in NHS communications. The majority of this experience was at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust where he led communications, public relations and media handling during significant events including; transition to FT status, major incident status due to the floods in 2007, the announcement of redundancies and television interest during filming with Jamie Oliver, Dolly Parton, and most notably the BBC documentary; ‘Can Sir Gerry Robinson Save the NHS?’

Applying his vast knowledge and experience of the NHS, Ian moved into a Customer Relationship Manager role at NOE CPC working with members across the country. Ian's understanding of individual trusts requirements and effective communications skills ensure his commitment to help each customer achieve full membership benefits and savings.

Imran joined the NOE CPC in April 2019 as a category manager for facilities management and property. 

Jackie joined NOE CPC in July 2015 as a Procurement Specialist and has over 20 years’ experience in direct and indirect procurement in the private sector in both food and healthcare. Previously Jackie worked as a Contract Manager with a private healthcare provider to the NHS. Prior to that she spent several years at Boots UK Ltd in Nottingham, responsible for the procurement and supply of an extensive range of raw and packaging materials for the healthcare, dental, toiletries and beauty markets for supply to both UK and overseas manufacturing sites.

Jackie specialises in the Business and Professional Services category at NOE CPC. She has a degree in Business Studies, French and German and is MCIPS qualified.

She was promoted to the role of Senior Category Manager for FM, Property and Business Services in 2019. 

Jenifer joined NOE CPC in 2018 to support the Customer Services Team particularly with training, events and customer relations.

Joanne is the Senior Category Manager overseeing NOE CPC's dedicated HR and People category team.

Joanne joined NOE CPC in 2015 and has led our staffing procurement projects including the award-winning National Clinical Staffing framework.

Joseph joined the NOE CPC in 2017 after previously working as a Buyer in some diverse industries, ranging from umbrellas to tattoo equipment.

His role at NOE CPC is within the Technical Services team, where he is responsible for our PPIB training as well as overseeing our CRM and Office 365 administration.

Julian has enjoyed 10 years with NOE CPC. In that time he has held a number of roles drawing on his broad commercial and operations management experience. Julian’s current role is Head of Business Services managing the NOE CPC back office operations and the highly successful CPC Drive. The Business Services Team manage Finance, ABI income collection, Estates, IT infrastructure and CPC Drive.

Julian helped build CPC Drive in partnership with Tusker Direct Ltd to become one of the leading frameworks that NOE CPC offer. CPC drive now has around 100 live schemes, 300 thousand eligible employees, saves around £4m per annum for NHS and public sector organisations and has over 11,000 cars on fleet.

Before joining NOE CPC Julian gained a wealth of experience in operations management in the private sector. His operational and business management expertise has been utilised to deliver numerous internal projects contributing to the sustainability and growth of NOE CPC.

Julie has worked in the NHS since 1986. She started as a Medical Secretary at St James' and her most recent role, prior to joining NOE CPC, was Executive PA to the Medical Director at Barnsley CCG. Previously Julie has worked for Royal College of Nursing, Field Head Hospital and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Chartered Institute of Marketing associate and recently awarded a Diploma in Professional Marketing, Juliet supports the Head of Customer Relations and Marketing to drive the strategic direction of NOE CPC. As Communications and Marketing Manager Juliet works across the whole organisation managing the marketing strategy and leading campaigns to effectively engage and promote the achievements of NOE CPC and the huge savings it delivers member trusts.

Juliet joined NOE CPC in November 2009 and has over fourteen years experience working in publishing, marketing, PR and design.

Kate joined NOE CPC in 2018 and supports the Communications and Marketing Manager to deliver the marketing strategy for NOE CPC. Kate also manages the communications function for NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services at NOE CPC.

Keith joined NOE CPC as Commercial Director in October 2011 and was appointed to the post of Managing Director in November 2012.  His role within NOE CPC is to drive the organisation’s strategy by ensuring customers can gain clear and demonstrable value and cash releasing savings from a collaborative relationship with NOE CPC. As Managing Director, Keith has overall responsibility for the running of NOE CPC and implementation of the organisation’s strategic direction.
 
Prior to joining NOE CPC, Keith worked in the IT Services Sector for 14 years. His career has covered a wide spectrum of roles including procurement, sales, marketing and operations within this sector.

Laura joined NOE CPC in 2019 as the Personal Assistant to the Executive Team. 

Lauren joined NOE CPC in 2018 as a Data Specialist, part of the Technical Services Team.

Leon joined NOE CPC in 2018 as part of the Procurement Operations Team.

Liz is the Customer Support Assistant Buyer for the Procurement Operations Team. Liz joined as an Administrator for NOE CPC when it began in April 2007. Prior to that she worked at the Yorkshire and Humber SHA in the Performance Development Directorate as PA to the Deputy Director of Performance.

Having joined the NHS in 1991, Liz started at Trent Regional Office helping hospitals to achieve NHS Trust status and also worked in Medical Personnel.

Mark joined NOE CPC in 2018 as part of the Business Services Team.

Matt specialises in data and catalogue management for NOE CPC, creating unique technical solutions to deliver accurate catalogue information to our members.

Matt joined NOE CPC in 2016 to provide benchmarking and catalogue management support to the Data Analysis team. He initially trained as a journalist, moving to Sheffield in 2011 to become a copywriter at a major office supplies wholesaler, and later took on data and image management.

Michelle joined NOE CPC in 2008, and manages the Healthcare Services Category. She has over 25 years experience in public sector procurement, primarily within the NHS.

Michelle is MCIPS qualified, has a Business Management degree, and a post graduate qualification in Public Procurement Law and Policy, awarded by the University of Nottingham.

As well as her category management role, Michelle is also actively involved in the development and presentation of training courses for the Skills Development Network and across the NHS, and has recently become a CIPS tutor.

Passionate about data and sharing insights with non-technical audiences, Mohammed joined NOE CPC in July 2018 and has over 7 years’ experience working in Systems Development and Data Modelling.

Mohammed holds a Master of Science degree in Big Data Analytics, and is certified as an Agile PM Practitioner, he supports the Project and Programme Management Office at CPC to support the delivery of Business Intelligence projects both internally and to member Trusts.

As Procurement Operations Manager Natalie oversees the NOE CPC Procurement Operations team including the support desk function. The Procurement Operations Team provide support to the four dedicated Category Teams and is committed to enhance the NOE CPC customer experience.

Natalie joined NOE CPC in December 2013 with over 10 years’ procurement experience in the Further Education sector, working for The Sheffield College.

Since 2000 Neil has held a range of posts within the public sector including; Project Co-ordinator for the NHS Executive Trent Management of Substance Misuse Training Programme for Primary Care staff; as well as a brief period within the Home Office Work Permits division, liaising with employers and British overseas Diplomatic Missions with the provision of the UK Work Permit arrangements.

Before joining NOE CPC in 2004 Neil worked for the South Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority within the Public Health Directorate, supporting the implementation of the National Service Frameworks for Diabetes and Children.

In addition Neil has co-ordinated a number of successful capital development bid responses to the DH for sexual health services in South Yorkshire.

Paul is a Category Manager for the NOE CPC dedicated Healthcare Services and Pharmacy (non-drug) category. 

Paul joined NOE CPC in June 2006. Prior to that he had worked as a Strategic Procurement Liaison Manager for the West Yorkshire Supply Management Confederation. His career covers over 20 years combining a Multitude of experiences in project Management, procurement and account/contract management.

Prior to commencing employment with the NHS, Paul was responsible for the setting-up and management of a team who tendered and negotiated contracts for some major organisations within automotive, electric and blue chip industries within Europe.

Rachel joined NOE CPC in 2018 as part of the Procurement Operations Team.

Ryan was previously based at Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trusts Procurement Department.

A Leeds and York NHS trust employee for over eleven years Ryan worked for many divisions including Procurement, Transport and Logistics. Having worked in a variety of procurement roles over this time his experience and qualifications deliver a useful procurement perspective for our Technical Services Team.

Ryan has a number of CIPS Qualifications and is working towards attaining full MCIPS via the advanced practitioner course.

Sarah works in the Procurement Operations Team at NOE CPC.

Shafiq joined NOE CPC in 2010 following a career break from the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive key account management and sales training experience within the pharma industry having worked for Glaxosmithkline and later AstraZeneca dealing with a range of NHS customers.

Steve is Director of Procurement at NOE CPC leading a team of procurement specialists in dedicated category teams focusing on FM, Property & Business Services, HR & People, Technology (ICT), and Healthcare Services & Pharmacy.

Steve's role is to drive the category management approach to deliver our customers the benefits of local and collaborative working in the dedicated areas.

Prior to joining NHS, Steve gained extensive experience in a variety of procurement roles both at practitioner and managerial level within the steel industry, procuring a wide range of goods, bought-in services and capital equipment and working with local, national and international teams.

Steve was previously based at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in the Physiotherapy Dept as IT Administrator for the TIARA database system. Prior to that he worked for South Yorkshire Police in Sheffield as Database Administrator on the HR Rostering System.

A BT employee for over thirty six years Steve worked in all the major divisions within the group including Sales, Planning, Engineering and Finance and finally as Team Leader/Databuild and Administrator for BT Directories. This role included leading a small team in the delivery of service and support for the BT Phone Disc product.

Outside the NHS, Steve is a professional singer performing in venues all over the East Midlands and Yorkshire most weekends.

Steve joined the NOE CPC in April 2019 as an interim category procurement specialist for estates. 

Steve joined the NOE CPC in 2019 as a Category Manager for HR & People.

Tina has over 20 years’ procurement experience primarily working in manufacturing for the aerospace and automotive industry. Over ten of those years were spent managing a team of procurement professionals and warehousing staff.  Tina has been responsible for indirect/MRO/services/recruitment and energy spend and also managed many large projects along the way.

After spending the majority of her career in the private sector Tina decided to broaden her experience into the public sector and joined NOE CPC in 2015. Tina is a dedicated specialist in NOE CPC's HR & People category including the temporary staffing frameworks.

Tracey joined the NOE CPC procurement team in 2018, focusing specifically on the dedicated HR and People Category.