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Speaker Biography

Andy Davies

Andy Davies, Director, London Universities Purchasing Consortium

Andy is a career procurement professional with 23 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. After graduating in architecture at the University of Westminster, he spent ten years with London Underground, specialising in energy procurement and leading a project to bring private finance into the operation and renewal of LU’s power supply network. Having established a UK procurement function for a building materials group, Andy founded and led a 45-strong procurement function at a large local authority with an annual spend of £500m, where he led negotiations to establish a thriving and innovative joint venture company in educational support services. Spells with both the fire and police services saw Andy develop a specialism in collaborative procurement, which he brings to the job as Director of LUPC, a not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its Members, for its Members. Andy is a Fellow, Council Member and Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and has an MBA from Kingston Business School.