Rob Godfrey

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

r.godfrey@reading.ac.uk

Rob is a highly experienced and fully qualified procurement professional who has a background in both the public and private sectors. He has undertaken various procurement roles which have always required responsibility for both leadership and strategy. He has broad experience across most categories of spend and has hands-on experience of tendering, contract management and supplier management.

Rob is fully conversant with and has extensive experience of, the EU Public Procurement Regulations. While working in the Higher Education sector his responsibility has not been limited to leading the strategic procurement operation of his serving university, but expanded to a number of executive positions on various sector-wide procurement groups for instance as Chair of the Higher Education sector’s Procurement Professional Development Group where he led the development of a competency tool and an NVQ programme.

In addition to his professional procurement qualification, he has also achieved Chartered Manager status via the Chartered Management Institute.