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The team and their roles

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. Please take a look below to find contact details for each area of expertise.

For details of who to contact with finance queries, such as supplier set ups and amendments, Purchase Order issues, purchase card queries and invoice queries, see the Query Contact List.


The Procurement, Research and Enterprise Services (RES) and Legal Services departments manage the majority of the University of Reading contracts in the UK.

 Name  Title  Email  Phone  Responsibilities

Lisa Jeffries

Director of Procurement  +44 (0)118 378 8304 (Ext: 8304)

    Policy and strategy

    Global procurement

    Leading and delivering benefits


    Budget management

    Change programmes

Martin McMahon

Lead Category Manager  +44 (0)118 378 8308 (Ext: 8308)

Capital contracts

Commercial estates-related projects

Estates contractors and professional services

Maintenance contracts



Property services


Line management of Deputy Category Managers


Aleks Borkowska

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

Maintenance services


Marketing and print services (UoR)

Campus services


Claire Milham

 Category Manager +44 (0)118 378 7629 (Ext: 7629) Travel and accommodation (including student accommodation)

Specialist projects (including apprenticeship levy & online blended learning)

Legal services

Copyright and licensing

Research infrastructure

Income generating projects

Specialist projects (including apprenticeship levy and online distance learning)

Public Contract Regulations lead


David Ashmore

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

IT hardware and software

IT professional services

On-prem/IaaS/PaaS/SaaS systems & infrastructure

IT change projects


Susie Morse

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

    Financial Services (including external audit and tax) 
    Pension services 
    Executive Education 
    Marketing (HBS) 
    HR services (excluding recruitment)






Erin Cooper

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

Procurement technology & processes

Reporting (including spend analysis & benefits realisation)

Audit and accreditations

Compliance and considerations

Responsible procurement

Business continuity

Working with Legal and other professional services to develop templates


Amrit Saggu

 Deputy Business Manager +44 (0)118 378 5806 (Ext: 5806)

 Management of the contract management system

Website and communications

eMarketplace training & support

Training & development

Document standardisation and templates


Data management and reporting

Support for the Business Manager and category teams  


James Stedeford 

Deputy Category Manager +44 (0)118 378 8633 (Ext: 8633)

Farm vehicles

Library - books, journals and periodicals


Sales / disposals

Support on recruitment services (temporary & permanent)

Research & laboratory chemicals, consumables & equipment

Support on travel and accommodation


Aarti Knight

Deputy Category Manager +44 (0)118 378 6258 (Ext: 6936)

Support on Estates

Support on special projects

Lorraine Sutton

Deputy Category Manager +44 (0)118 378 8552 (Ext: 8552)


Support on IT software and infrastructure

Telecoms (mobile phones, telephony, radio)

Support on Marketing (UoR)

Support on software/system projects

Eric Ho

Deputy Category Manager    

Audio/visual and T&L equipment

User IT equipment

Specialist/research IT equipment

Support on IT infrastructure and associated hardware (computing, servers, cabling, AV) 

Support software/system projects

Sarah Moorhouse

Deputy Category Manager +44 (0)118 378 6258 (Ext: 6258)



PAT (portable appliance testing) services

Couriers/ postage

Support campus services

Support capital contracts

Support maintenance 

Matthew Zeien 

Deputy Category Manager + 44 (0)118 378 4621 (Ext: 4621) 

Contracts for services

Apprentice contracts (UoR)

HR benefits

Farm business surveys

Mobile phones

Support financial services

Support HBS marketing

Support HR professional services (excluding recruitments)


Frances Hodder

Deputy Category Manager  + 44 (0) 118 378 4620 (Ext. 4620)


Dairy feed

Naming rights

Campus Commerce events


Support Catering

Support Property Services

Supporting commercial projects


Fey Makanju 

Contract Officer  

Support on the development & issuing of contracts

New suppliers process

Supplier terms review

Support on tendering activity

Support on mini competitions, Single Action Waivers (SAWs) and quotations


Aria Fouki

Contract Officer  +44 (0) 118 378 6553 Support on the development & issuing of contracts

New suppliers process

Supplier terms review

Support on tendering activity

Support on mini competitions, Single Action Waivers (SAWs) and quotations


Becky Eyres

 Insurance Administrator  + 44 (0)118 378 8309 (Ext: 8309)

Day-to-day insurance queries

Administration of claims

Professional indemnity insurance

Public liability insurance

Employer liability insurance

Travel insurance

Vehicle insurance

Student insurance

Equipment insurance


Steve Charley

(1 day a week) 
Bars and Catering Purchasing Manager  

Support on marketing (UOR)

Oli Thompson

 Procurement Officer  

Supporting on IT hardware and expediting

Support on newsletter

Support on contract management system

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