Procurement team contact details

Procurement team members

All our team members are procurement professionals, each with their own areas of expertise. They have a variety of backgrounds from Higher Education to public sector and commercial organisations.

Lisa Jeffries

Director of Procurement

+44 (0)118 378 8304
(Ext: 8304)

l.m.jeffries@reading.ac.uk
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Global Procurement
  • Leading and delivering benefits
  • Recruitments
  • Budget management

Martin McMahon

Lead Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8308
(Ext: 8308)

 m.t.b.mcmahon@reading.ac.uk
  • Capital Contracts and Frameworks
  • Estates contractors and professional services
  • Planned Maintenance Contracts
  • Utilities
  • Waste
  • High value, complex projects related to the various estates/investments
  • Line Management of DCM & Contracts Officer

Aleks Borkowska

Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 4180
(Ext: 4180)

 a.borkowska@reading.ac.uk
  • Estates Maintenance including Legionella, lifts and security systems
  • Catering
  • Marketing and print service
  • Campus Services

Claire Milham 

Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 7629
(Ext: 7629)

 c.milham@reading.ac.uk
  • Travel and Accommodation including student accommodation
  • Specialist Projects including apprenticeship levy & online blended learning
  • Income generating Projects
  • Research Infrastructure
  • Legal services

David Ashmore

Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 5093
(Ext: 5093)

 d.ashmore@reading.ac.uk

  • IT Hardware, Software
  • IT Professional Services
  • IT Systems
  • Hosted Services
  • Infrastructure including networking, Cloud

Chriss Harrison

Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8307
(Ext: 8307)

 c.c.harrison@reading.ac.uk
  • Professional Services including Finance and HR services
  • Executive Education
  • Insurance
  • Pensions

 To be confirmed

Business Manager

+44 (0)118 378 5807
(Ext: 5807)

  • Procurement Technology & processes
  • Reporting including spend analysis & benefits realisation
  • Training & development
  • Audit and Accreditations
  • Document standardisation & templates
  • Compliance and Considerations
  • Legal requirements including FOI

James Stedeford

Deputy Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8633
(Ext: 8633)

 j.stedeford@reading.ac.uk
  • Library - books, journals and periodicals
  • Office supplies including paper
  • Research & Laboratory consumables, chemicals and equipment
  • Graduation and marquees and outside structures
  • Support on travel and accommodation
  • Support on specialist projects

Dan McMillan

Deputy Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8552
(Ext: 8552)

 d.j.mcmillan@reading.ac.uk
  • Managed Print Service
  • Mobile Phones
  • Audio Visual
  • Desktop, laptop and IT peripheral
  • Support IT hardware, software and Infrastructure
  • Support on Marketing

Dave Wilder

Deputy Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 6258
(Ext: 6258)

d.r.e.wilder@reading.ac.uk

 
  • Furniture Purchases
  • Catering Services
  • Support on Maintenance
  • Support on Estates
  • Support on Facilities
 

 

Amrit Saggu

Contracts Officer

+44 (0)118 378 5806
(Ext: 5806)

amrit.saggu@reading.ac.uk

    • Support on the development & issuing of contracts
    • Supplier terms review in areas such as IT software, Library and travel
    • Mini comps, e-auctions, quotations and SAW's
    • Support on tendering activity
    • Support on activity related to considerations & compliance

Solafah Khirfan

Procurement Officer (Student Placement)

+44 (0)118 378 6100
(Ext: 6100)

Solafah.khirfan@reading.ac.uk

  • E-marketplace - supplier communications and engagement
  • Audits and accreditations
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Support on contracts for services
  • Support on category plans
  • Support on training requirements

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