Darran Whatley

Senior Category Manager

Darran's procurement career began in 1991 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he held several posts including general buyer and specialist IT buyer.  He then moved into the charities sector and joined Imperial Cancer Research Fund (later merged with CRC to form Cancer Research UK), where he specialised in laboratory and IT procurement. In 1999 he joined University College London, where he continued to develop his laboratory procurement expertise and contributed to the strategic policy of this leading research university.  Joining LUPC in 2004, Darran is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.


  • LUPC lead on Responsible Procurement and project manager for Sustainable Procurement ISO20400 Improvement
  • Manages E-Sourcing and Higher Education Contracts Systems
  • Provides Lab. Category further competition consultancy
  • STEMed and Laboratory
  • Office Supplies
  • Specialist Paper
  • Travel
  • Furniture & Soft Furnishings
  • Utilities
  • Vehicle Hire
  • Photographic Equipment
  • Laboratory Gases (re-tender)

Tel: 020 7307 2764

E-mail:  d.whatley@lupc.ac.uk