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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.

Contracts

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


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 Deputy Category Manager & Contracts Office
  • Insurance

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 (UOR)
  • 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
  • Recruitment services
  • 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

Susie Morse

Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8307 (Ext: 8307)

  • Professional Services including Financial Services such as External Audit and Taxation
  • Executive Education
  • Marketing (HBS)
  • HR Services including Pensions

Erin Cooper

Business Manager

+44 (0)118 378 5807 (Ext: 5807)

erin.cooper@reading.ac.uk

  • Procurement Technology & Processes
  • Reporting including spend analysis & benefits realisation
  • Training & Development
  • Audit and Accreditations
  • Document Standardisation & Templates
  • Compliance and Considerations
  • Legal Requirements including FOI

Amrit Saggu

Deputy Business Manager

+44 (0)118 378 5807 (Ext: 5806)

amrit.saggu@reading.ac.uk

  • Management of the contracts database
  • Website and communications
  • eMarketplace Training & Support
  • Support for the Business Manager and Category teams
  • Document standardisation & templates
  • Data management and reporting

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
  • Support IT software and infrastructure
  • Support on Marketing

Aarti Knight

Deputy Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 6258 (Ext: 6936)

aarti.knight@reading.ac.uk

  • Audio Visual
  • Desktop, laptop and IT peripherals
  • Support IT hardware and infrastructure

Sarah Moorhouse

Deputy Category Manager

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

s.moorhouse@reading.ac.uk

  • Removals
  • Furniture
  • Support Campus Services
  • Support Catering
  • Support Estates and Facilities
  • Support Capital Contracts

Jo Jennings

Deputy Category Manager

+ 44 (0)118 378 7574 (Ext: 7574)

j.e.jennings@reading.ac.uk

  • Farm
  • Contracts for services related to ESQ and PSC
  • Support on Finance  
  • Support on Legal Services
  • Support on Marketing (HBS)
  • Support on staff learning & development
  • Support on other professional services

Lorraine Sutton

Contracts Officer

+ 44 (0)118 378 5806 (Ext: 6684)

  • 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

Becky Eyres

Insurance Officer

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

uor-insurance@reading.ac.uk

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Public liability insurance
  • Employer liability insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Student insurance
  • Equipment insurance
See also
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