16 May, ICAEW Auditorium, London

Unleash the Power of Procurement to Deliver Better Public Services Conference

8.30 Registration, networking and refreshments

9.30 Welcoming address

Rob Whiteman CBE, Chief Executive, CIPFA 

Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW 

9.45 The procurement bill – what you need to know? 

Lucy Sydney, Head of Strategic Relationships, Procurement Reform, Cabinet Office  

10.15 Impact of the procurement bill on local government

Mark Leaver, Strategic Lead Commissioning, Manchester City Council 

10.45 Refreshments and networking

11.15 Next steps for local government procurement

Professor Richard Simmons, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling

11.30 How does the private sector effectively partner with the public sector?

Chair: John O’Halloran, Director Business Advisory and Consultancy CIPFA 

Speakers: Cecilie Booth, Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer, Peterborough City Council

Mark Leigh, Deputy Director, Head of Employment Services Category.

12.15 Best practice in practice – a working case study

Chair: Laura Hough, Director of Trust and Ethics, ICAEW 

Speaker: Justin Galliford, Chief Executive, Norse Group 

13.00 Lunch and networking

14.00 Driving social value through procurement

Chair: Mark Williams, Senior Consultant, CIPFA 

Speakers: Richard Wood, Head of Sales, Zurich Municipal

Sophie Parkhouse, Technical and Training Partner, Albert Goodman

14.30 Future proofing procurement

Chair: Mohamed Hans, Principal Procurement Advisor, CIPFA 

Speakers: Alison Chessell, Chief Procurement and Risk Officer, Chelmsford City Council

Neil Rutledge, Director, Amberside Advisors

Katie Randall, Associate Director, City Economics & Planning and Urban Strategy, Arup

15.15 Closing remarks

Chair: John O’Halloran, Director Business Advisory and Consultancy, CIPFA

15.30 Conference close