Caroline Blackman-Edney

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

c.blackman-edney@reading.ac.uk

Caroline has over 26 years’ experience in procurement, both in manufacturing and public sector.

She joined The University of Cambridge as the first Purchasing Officer within the Central Purchasing Department. Responsible for the scientific area of spend she expanded her knowledge of Public sector procurement and started her studies for an MSc in Procurement with the University of Glamorgan which she completed in 2005. With the team expanding she was successful in becoming a Senior Purchasing Officer in 2003 and in 2004 became the Head of Procurement, until February 2016.

Caroline then moved to become the Director of Procurement for the University of Nottingham and now provides Procurement and Commercial expertise as a consultant.

As an Advocate for Procurement, Caroline’s contribution to developing the professional currently spans over 16 years. Her commitment, passion and drive were recognised by attaining FCIPS status for CIPS and also the Institute for Commercial management.