Procurement organisation chart
Front, from left to right: John Malloch, Kathy Duffie, Robert Valentine, Samantha Barker and James Benwell.
Rear, from left to right: David Burchill, Sally Phillips and Peter Fletcher.
Head of Procurement
John has been with the University for a few years after a commercial career in the aerospace, marine and energy sectors. He represents South West HEIs on the Procurement Professionals' Group (PPG) of the British Universities' Finance Directors' Group (BUFDG). He also sits on the Board of Management of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).
Contact John about:
Procurement Strategy, HE Sector initiatives (including shared and collaborative procurement), purchasing consortia, sustainable procurement or general advice.
Phone: 01392 725430 07920 823430
Deputy Head of Procurement
I joined the University in October 1998 having previously worked in Procurement in manufacturing and the NHS. In my current role as Deputy Head of Procurement I manage a team of Procurement Officers who support the delivery of strategic projects and high value/high risk purchases for the University whilst realising cash savings & efficiencies in the course of this work. I am experienced in delivering projects for joint ventures and partner organisations and managing external consultants as part of this work. I chair the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium’s Travel Group, whose primary responsibility is the tender & management of contracts to supply professional travel management services [business and student travel] to the HE Sector across the UK. These contracts have achieved a spend of £30m over the first 9 months of 2012/13.
Contact Kathy about:
General procurement advice, EU directives and their application, training in procurement best practice, high value projects, business and group travel, and research equipment procurement.
Phone: 01392 725431
I have almost 30 years working in a public body environment with a diverse background through Children’s Services, Finance, Procurement IT system development and Procurement: ostensibly in support of diverse business units in challenging environments; concentrating latterly on complex projects requiring technical/practical procurement advice.
Contact Bob about:
Procurement advice relating to high value projects, EU directives and their application, training in procurement best practice, business school, medical school and construction procurement.
Phone: 01392 726117
I joined the University in November 2009 having previously worked for the Met Office in the Procurement department where I gained invaluable experience in public sector procurement.
In my current position as a Procurement Officer within Procurement Services I am involved in a wide range of activities across both colleges and services in Exeter and Cornwall. As part of my role I am also the Procurement Partner for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, acting as a first point of contact for all major procurement activity and general advice.
Contact Peter about:
General procurement advice and procurement in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
Phone: 01392 725453
I joined the University on 9th August 1999 as a Finance Assistant in the School of Biological Sciences, primarily processing purchase orders for the laboratories.
After 9 years of buying the weird, the wonderful and the mundane I moved to central Procurement in January 2008 to take up my current role as a Procurement Officer. I still source the weird, the wonderful and the mundane but on a much bigger scale these days. I am also the Procurement Partner for CLES, providing support for the College purchasing team, academics and technical staff.
Contact Sally about:
e-procurement, the supplier ledger, general procurement advice and procurement in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Phone: 01392 725433
I joined the University in July 2014 having previously worked at the Met Office, managing projects such as the weather radar renewal project and IT Halls Refresh. I also have a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector after working in procurement for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
In my current role as Procurement Officer for the University’s central team, I assist colleges and services with strategic procurements and I am the procurement partner for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
Contact Emma about:
General procurement advice and procurement for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
Phone: 01392 723631
I joined the University in December 2011 after previously working as a Lead Buyer for the Met Office. Whilst working at the Met Office I gained an in-depth knowledge of public sector procurement and specialised in facilities management and construction procurement.
In my current role as Procurement Officer for the University’s central Procurement team i primarily support the Campus Services department but also provide procurement advise across a range of other areas.
Contact David about:
General procurement advice and procurement for Campus Services.
Phone: 01392 726387
Phone: 01392 722802
I joined the procurement team at the University in January 2013, having previously worked in a variety of purchasing, audit and procurement roles for the NHS in the south-west. As a Procurement Officer, I assist departments across the University in running competitive processes for their purchasing requirements and in particular I am the procurement partner to the Medical School (UEMS) and their procurement team, providing a link between the College and the central team. I also manage the procurement inbox, new supplier applications and the delivery of the procurement teams range of training programmes.
Contact James about:
General procurement advice and New Supplier applications.
Phone: 01392 725040