Team

Don Bowman

Don is responsible for the strategic direction of the consortium and leading the team of procurement management and support staff. He is the managing director and company secretary of LUPC, and company secretary of Ensemble Purchasing.

Director
Jasbinder Sandhu

Bindi is responsible for the management of the contracting team and tendering activity at LUPC.

Deputy Director
Suzanne Picken

Suzanne is responsible for member recruitment, relations and benefits; stakeholder communications; events; website and CRM system; and advertising and commercial opportunities.

Head of Membership, Marketing & Communications
Marisol Bernal

Marisol is responsible for helping LUPC implement policy, develop strategy and carry out tasks and actions around responsible procurement. She assists member organisations with embedding responsible procurement within their sourcing process and advises on modern slavery statements. She also looks after TUCO catering framework agreements.

Responsible Procurement Lead
Roy Dennis

Roy manages Professional Services (including Legal Services), Travel, Library, Recruitment Services, Offices Supplies, Print, and Paper at LUPC.

Senior Category Manager
Julie Gooch

Julie manages the Estates category alongside Justin McLoughlin.

Senior Category Manager
Joyce Kadri

Joyce supports LUPC's Senior Category Managers as well as the wider team with their administrative requirements.

Administrative Assistant
Mike Kilner

Mike manages ICT, Insurance, AV and Broadcast & Photographic Equipment at LUPC. Mike also served on the Board of Trustees at Electronics Watch 2015-2022.

Senior Category Manager
Justin McLoughlin

Justin manages the Estates category alongside Julie Gooch.

Senior Category Manager
Antonio Ramirez

Antonio manages the STEMed and Laboratory Category at LUPC. He is also responsible for the eprocurement system, electronics, furniture, utilities and veterinary supplies.

Senior Category Manager
Michael Flagg

Michael is responsible for all of LUPC’s data needs, including management information and spend data, as well as LUPC’s ICT systems. He develops internal reports for LUPC staff, executive committee and the board, and the annual member benefits and scope 3 reports.

Systems Manager & Data Analyst
Caroline Ford

Caroline is responsible for the accounts and invoicing at LUPC, as well as office management and general administration.

Accounts & Office Manager
Giorgia Varriale

Giorgia is responsible for stakeholder communications, the LUPC ebulletin, Linked magazine, social media and website content

Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Governance

Articles of Association

LUPC's Articles of Association set out its constitution, responsibilities of its directors and the kind of business undertaken. They also define the contract between LUPC and its members.

LUPC Board

As a company limited by guarantee, LUPC is led by a Board made up of senior directors drawn from members of the consortium. All Board Members are democratically elected by the membership with just one exception – LUPC's Director, who is accountable to the Board.

The Board is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the consortium. It elects the Chair and Deputy Chair, appoints the Director, sets the budget, publishes its Annual Report and Accounts and executes all other duties and responsibilities commensurate with directing the company.

The Board meets four times annually and delegates day-to-day management responsibility to the Director and decisions as to operational priorities to LUPC’s Executive Committee. Board minutes are available on request - please email Suzanne Picken.

LUPC Board Members
Neil Greenwood (Chair)
Neil Greenwood (Chair)
Finance and Resources Director - Natural History Museum
Linda Alexander
Linda Alexander
Director of Estates and Facilities - Ravensbourne University London
Mark Blaney
Mark Blaney
Finance and Resources Director - Royal College Of Anaesthetists
Don Bowman
Don Bowman
Director
Laura Dawson
Laura Dawson
Chief Information Officer - London School of Economics & Political Science
Andrew Dyer
Andrew Dyer
Finance Director - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Dr Olga Martin-Ortega
Dr Olga Martin-Ortega
Ken Morrison
Ken Morrison
Director of Legal Services - St George's University of London
Naina Patel
Naina Patel
HR Director – University of the Arts
Ralph Sanders
Ralph Sanders
Director of Planning, Information and Reporting - London South Bank University
Amanda White
Amanda White
Director of Finance - Royal College of Art
Executive Committee

LUPC’s Executive Committee sets the consortium’s operational priorities and decides on sourcing strategies, proposed by Commodity Groups, for the goods and services made available through our agreements. Its authority is delegated by the LUPC Board.

All Executive Committee Members are procurement professionals, drawn from and democratically elected by the membership with just one exception – LUPC's Director.

Executive Committee meets four times annually. Members of the Committee take turns to Chair its meetings. Executive Committee minutes are available on request - please email Suzanne Picken.

If you have any queries, questions or points you wish to discuss with our Executive committee, you can email them on ContactExec@lupc.ac.uk

Executive Committee Members
Don Bowman
Don Bowman
Director
Janet Albion
Janet Albion
Head of Procurement & Supply Chain - National Nuclear Laboratory
Daniel Barry
Daniel Barry
Head of Procurement - Royal Holloway, University of London
Alan Hill
Alan Hill
Head of Procurement - Institute of Cancer Research
Martin Kelly
Martin Kelly
Head of Procurement - SW London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Cristian Martin
Cristian Martin
Director of Procurement - London School of Economics and Political Science
Declan McAlister
Declan McAlister
Head of Procurement - Tate Galleries
Joanna McKelvey
Joanna McKelvey
Head of Procurement and Contract Management - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Bahar Shahin
Bahar Shahin
Deputy Director of Procurement - Queen Mary, University of London
Sue Weston
Sue Weston
Director of Procurement - Jisc