Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Chief Officer

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Peter founded ‘Procurement Excellence’ in 2004, and since then has won significant strategic consulting, interim management and training work in public and private sectors. He was also joint MD (with Jason Busch) and Managing Editor of the Spend Matters UK/Europe website from 2010-18. During that time, Peter personally wrote some 4,000 published articles on these topics as well as around 80 “white papers” and numerous webinar presentations and conference speeches. He is also European Director for Public Spend Forum, which is a relatively new US-based organisation dedicated to improving public procurement worldwide.
Peter served as a non-executive director of Remploy, the UK's leading provider of employment services for disabled people, from 2007-11, during a challenging period for that organisation. He was also a Commissioner (non-executive director) for the Legal Services Commission, the body that spends over £2 billion a year in managing the UK’s Legal Aid programme, from 2006-10. Since 2011 he has served as a non-executive for a fast-growing privately-owned business which supplies the public sector.
His line management career included periods as Procurement Director for the NatWest Group, the Department of Social Security, the largest UK civil government Department, and the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Europe, as well as time in several management positions in the Mars Group.
Before starting his own blog, Peter wrote extensively for various publications and his first co-authored book, “Buying Professional Services: How to get value for money from consultants and other professional services providers”, was published by the Economist Books in June 2010.

COMPANY NAME: Procurement Excellence

JOB TITLE: Chief Officer

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Professional Services

CATEGORY: Executive



Work experience

Managing director

Procurement Excellence Ltd.

March 2010 - Present | Camberley, Surrey, England


St John's College, Cambridge

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