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Sir William Wells

Chairman

Sir William is Chairman of the Marr Procurement Advisory Board and was involved for 45 years as non executive in the NHS until 2010. His roles in the NHS included Chairman of the Royal Free Hospital, the Southern Region of the NHS, the Appointment Commission, the Commercial Advisory Board to the Department of Health and a Member of the General Council of the Kings Fund. Since then he has been involved in social and out of hospital care for a number of private sector companies. He Is currently chairman of the Practice Group ( provider of primary care), ADL plc (care homes), Pure Sports Medicine (MSK), Facilities First (Pathology), and a non executive director of HC One (care homes), CMG (Learning Difficulties). He is also the Strategic Adviser to Healthcare at Home the largest provider of acute care in the home.

Sir William Wells
Christoph Marr

Christoph Marr

Managing Director

Christoph started his procurement career with Marks & Spencer after they sponsored him at University and went onto spend six years as Buyer then Buying Manager at the M&S Head Office in London. In 2001 IBM recruited Christoph as Senior Consultant and he was seconded as Head of Procurement for IBM Europe Middle East and Africa to help build the IBM UK Procurement Consulting practice involving procurement projects across the private and public sector in the UK, Europe and the US.
In March 2008 Care UK Plc recruited Christoph to create a procurement function and two years later was invited to join a ten strong team involved in a £300m venture capitalist backed management buyout.
In 2013 he was appointed as a judge for the annual Management Consulting Association awards and in 2014 Christoph founded the UK Procurement Leader Care Network, a group consisting of 51 Health & Social Care Procurement Directors with aggregated spend of £1bn.
Christoph has a 1st Class BA Honours degree from the Aberdeen Business School where he specialised in supply chain quality and his career ambition has been to create a procurement business which operates with real integrity, which always puts clients first and which only employs extraordinary people who have a passion for procurement – this is what differentiates marrprocurement.

Jane Shelley

Head of Happiness

With twenty five years of experience in sourcing and implementing HR and Recruitment projects, Jane’s role at marrprocurement is to manage the back office operations, to control the overall marrprocurement portfolio of projects, which range in number from 20 to 40 sourcing projects at anyone time, and to work with clients on HR and Recruitment improvement projects.

Andrea Mitchell

Consultant

Andrea is a qualified Chartered Accountant where she has spent her career at PwC, (Audit and Transaction Services), and in Group Finance at British Telecom. Andrea also has Finance and Commercial experience in the Healthcare Sector, notably with Chelsea & Westminster Health Charity. Andrea has a BscEcon (JT Hons) in Economics and Management Studies from Cardiff University. Andrea’s Blue Chip background in Finance and Commercial Management forms the perfect foundation for running Procurement programmes with clients.

Juliet Holroyd

Consultant

Having spent seven years as a Commercial Manager at Marks & Spencer plc, Juliet brings a strong commercial background, detailed analytical and account management skills to Marr Procurement clients. Juliet works with clients from the outset of a project through to completion by ensuring the Marr Procurement team of subject matter Procurement experts, Analysts and Project Managers are involved at the right time by working closely with clients to ensure savings are maximised but without compromising on quality. A key part of what Juliet does is to ensure client’s have continuity on a project by having one highly capable and reliable point of contact.

Sian Barr

Consultant

Sian has extensive experience in finance and in the healthcare sector. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Sian joined the Corporate and International Tax department at Coopers & Lybrand with responsibility for devising complex tax efficient structures for large international organisations. Sian then spent 9 years at BUPA firstly in Operational Control, where she worked extensively to improve the efficiency of their Care Home and Home Care businesses and later as Operations Manager at BUPA Wellness. Sian has a BA(Econ) Hons in Economics from Manchester University. Sian’s Blue Chip background and deep operational and financial experience provides a strong foundation for working closely with clients from the start of a sourcing project through to its’ completion.

Sara Candy

Consultant

Sara qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and subsequently joined Thomson Reuters. During a 17 year career at the company Sara held a number of senior Finance positions. Her roles encompassed financial planning and management (including Head of Finance for Reuters UK and Ireland and Global Head of Planning for Reuters), as well as leadership roles on a number of complex and high-profile projects at the company. These included the IPO of a subsidiary on NASDAQ, the sale of a software business to private equity acquirers for $600m, and the design and implementation of a company-wide activity-based costing model.

Prior to leaving the firm, Sara’s focus was commercial strategy where she led a business-wide review of pricing and discounting. Sara has a BA (Hons) degree in French & Philosophy from St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Annabelle Pasco

Annabelle Pasco

Consultant

Annabelle qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working in both their London and Hong Kong offices (Audit, Learning and Development and Client Training) over a period of 8 years. She has worked for the past 14 years in a consulting capacity with a learning and development focus specialising in business and finance.

She has extensive experience designing and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors. Recent projects include the design and implementation of training to support the procurement process for a local government client and the development of bespoke financial management training for a scientific research organisation. Annabelle studied Geography at St John’s College, Oxford. Annabelle works closely with our clients to run sourcing programmes delivering savings without compromising on quality.

Karen Guerin

Consultant

Karen is a Procurement Professional with 18 years experience purchasing Goods and Services for blue chip companies in the Consumer Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Electronics and Aerospace Industries. Karen spent 10 years with GlaxoSmithkline as Sourcing Group Manager then Sourcing Group Director, responsible for Consumer Healthcare raw materials on a global basis. Karen has considerable experience in creating and implementing procurement category strategies that have delivered significant benefits in terms of innovation, cost savings, risk mitigation and service improvements.

Karen has a 1st Class Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from the University of Birmingham and a BSc. in Physics with Business Administration from Aberystwth University.

Karen Guerin
Ben Horner

Ben Horner

Consultant

Ben is a procurement professional with sourcing experience across multiple categories. His procurement career began at Tesco, where he purchased indirect goods and services including facilities management and store equipment, before going on to join PEPSI/Britvic Soft Drinks, where he was responsible for buying direct goods, including sugar and other sweeteners, as well as being the procurement representative on several complex New Product Development projects.

Ben specialises in end-to-end procurement, ensuring a thorough and professional sourcing cycle is applied and has extensive experience of working as part of cross-functional teams with a variety of stakeholders. Ben studied Geography at King’s College London and is now working towards becoming MCIPS qualified.

Jo Smith

Analyst

Jo has a broad range of analytical and strategic skills developed through 15 years of working at British Airways. As an Applied Mathematician and specialist analytical consultant Jo worked in operational and commercial areas such as crew planning, network planning, baggage policy and development of Heathrow Terminal 5. As part of the management team at BA, Jo was responsible for an analytical team of 10 working on high value sensitive strategic projects such as purchasing aircraft, takeover bids and deciding on future alliance partners. This involved combining her advanced analytical skills with financial rigour and working closely with senior management across the airline to secure agreement.

Jo graduated with a BSc Hons (1st) in Mathematics from the University of Bristol before gaining an MSc (Distinction) in Operational Research from Southampton University. Jo works closely with our clients to ensure all savings have a high degree of integrity. Also, as we have grown rapidly in a very short period of time, Jo is also involved in ensuring our analytical function within Marr Procurement is both efficient and scalable.

Jo Smith
San Loi

San Loi

Project Manager

San graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in Economics and has since gained operational procurement experience in the domestic appliance, telecommunications and healthcare sectors. San has particular expertise in category management, contract and supplier relationship management and on implementing P2P and spend analytics systems.

Prior to joining Marr Procurement San gained her Procurement experience at Baumatic Ltd, TXO Systems, IMS Health and QuintilesIMS. San’s area of specialism has been on procurement systems, providing training and support, most notably on a complex P2P programme for a large NYSE registered organisation. At Marr Procurement, San works closely with our client’s operational teams in the successful implementation of the Marr Procurement Portal.

Jo Easton

Analyst

Joanne joined the analytical team in May 2018 bringing over 15 years of experience working in analytical roles for Blue Chip companies.

After gaining a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research from Exeter University, Joanne worked for British Airways for 9 years across a number of commercial areas including sales, revenue management and global distribution. Joanne has worked on projects including the development of Terminal 5, providing analytics for negotiations with suppliers such as Amex and as part of the longhaul inventory management team responsible for delivering route revenue. As well as delivering analytics, Joanne also managed teams of analysts, ensuring output was robust, timely and well communicated. Since leaving BA, Joanne has worked as an analytical consultant for companies including Thomas Cook, SES Water and Sustrans where Joanne worked on analytical reports for the Scottish and UK Departments for Transport.

Joanne joins the analysis function working with clients to ensure identified savings are clear and accurate.

Clare Winters

Analyst

Clare has had extensive experience in project management through working for Lambeth Primary Care Trust as a Development Manager for a new Sure Start Programme in Lambeth. Clare was integral in building up the programme from the start in working with multi agencies both from the NHS and the private sector, to provide a comprehensive programme of support services for parents and children under 4 in disadvantaged areas. Clare over saw the implementation of the data base to record the effectiveness of the programme, overall outreach statistics and data analysis for each individual service.

Previous to working for Lambeth Primary Care Trust, Clare spent two years working in SW China for VSO developing Teacher Training Programmes.

Clare has a Joint BA (Hons) Degree in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Manchester.

At Marr Procurement Clare provides analytical support within the Analysis Team.

Chelsie Archer

Analyst

Chelsie recently joined the analytical team bringing 8 years of finance experience. Prior to joining Marr Procurement, Chelsie worked in a Management Accounting capacity for Informa, a FTSE-listed organisation specialising in business intelligence, academic publishing and knowledge. Whilst at Informa, Chelsie gained invaluable analytical skills and experience involving advanced analytics, reviewing financial statements, completing complex intercompany reconciliations and project work including data validation for global systems.

Chelsie is studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, has an obsessive eye for detail and a passion for continuously improving financial processes.

Tracy Kynoch

Consultant

Tracy spent the first eight years of her career specialising in Procurement across a number of industries including Mobil Europe Ltd, Reckitt and Coleman Ltd and Glaxosmithkline Ltd. An engaging manager with experience in delivering consistent results and interacting highly effectively across all levels of the organisation both internally and externally. Her next role at Glaxosmithkline was four years in the retail sales business managing a team of National Account managers and £144m net sales. Tracy launched her own retail business in 2003 which she successfully managed for fourteen years growing the turnover to £1.1 million, three retail stores and an internet business.

Tracy has a BSC ( hons) degree in Production and Operations Management from Nottingham University.

Geoff Benn

Geoff is a member of the marrprocurement advisory board; in addition to being a prolific entrepreneur and business angel, he is an experienced senior director with forty years of wide ranging expertise across private and public sectors of health and social care. Geoff has previously held board positions at Care UK, Nuffield and PPP Health Services Ltd.

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