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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
  • Change programmes


Martin McMahon

Lead Category Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8308 (Ext: 8308)

m.t.b.mcmahon@reading.ac.uk

  • Capital contracts
  • Commercial estates-related projects

  • Estates contractors and professional services
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Utilities
  • Waste
  • Property services
  • Insurance
  • Line management of Deputy Category Managers & Contracts Officer

Aleks Borkowska

Category Manager

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

a.borkowska@reading.ac.uk

  • Maintenance services
  • Catering
  • Marketing and print services (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 – temporary and permanent staff recruitment
  • 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)

d.ashmore@reading.ac.uk

  • IT hardware and software
  • IT professional services
  • On-prem/IaaS/PaaS/SaaS systems & infrastructure

  • IT change projects


    Susie Morse

    Category Manager

    s.morse@reading.ac.uk

    +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)

    erin.cooper@reading.ac.uk

    • Procurement technology & processes
    • Reporting (including spend analysis & benefits realisation)
    • Training & development
    • Audit and accreditations
    • Document standardisation and templates

    • 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)

    amrit.saggu@reading.ac.uk

    • Management of the contract management system
    • Website and communications
    • eMarketplace training & support
    • Support for the Business Manager and Category teams
    • FOIRs
    • Document standardisation & templates
    • Data management and reporting

    James Stedeford

    Deputy Category Manager

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

    j.stedeford@reading.ac.uk

    • Farm vehicles

    • Library - books, journals and periodicals

    • Stationery

    • Sales / disposals

    • Support on recruitment services (temporary & permanent)

    • Research & laboratory chemicals, consumables & equipment

    • Support on travel and accommodation

    Lorraine Sutton 

    Deputy Category Manager

    +44 (0)118 378 8552 (Ext: 8552) 

    lorraine.sutton@reading.ac.uk

    • Managed print services
    • Archiving

    • Support IT software and infrastructure
    • Support on Marketing (UoR)
    • Support on software/system projects


    Aarti Knight / Eric Ho (maternity cover)

    Deputy Category Manager

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

    aarti.knight@reading.ac.uk / h.ho@reading.ac.uk

    • Audio/visual and T&L equipment
    • User IT equipment
    • Specialist/research IT equipment
    • Support on IT infrastructure and associated hardware
    • Support software/system projects

    Sarah Moorhouse

    Deputy Category Manager

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

    s.moorhouse@reading.ac.uk

    • Removals
    • Furniture
    • 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)

    m.zeien@reading.ac.uk

    • 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)

    f.hodder@reading.ac.uk

    • Commercial 
    • Dairy Feed

    • Naming rights

    • Campus Commerce events

    • Watercoolers

    • Support Catering

    • Support Property Services

    • Supporting commercial projects


    Feyi Makanju

    Contracts Officer 

    feyi.makanju@reading.ac.uk 

    + 44 (0)118 378 5806 

    • 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


    Steve Charley (1 day a week)

    Bars and Catering Purchasing Manager

    s.m.charley@reading.ac.uk

    Support on marketing (UOR)

    Oli Thompson

    Procurement Officer

    o.thompson2@reading.ac.uk

    • Supporting on IT hardware and expediting

    • Support software/system projects

    • Support on newsletter

    • Support on contract management system


    Becky Eyres

    Insurance Administrator

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

    uor-insurance@reading.ac.uk

    • 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
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