Director, London Universities Purchasing Consortium
Andy is a career procurement professional with 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors and is an advocate for promoting respect for human rights in public procurement. After graduating in architecture at the University of Westminster, he spent 10 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. 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, where he has also founded a professional, shared procurement service for smaller HE institutions in the capital. Andy is a member of the Steering Group of the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has an MBA from Kingston Business School.
Protecting Human Rights in Public Supply Chains: The Challenge for Public Authorities
Andy will provide an introduction to the context and practice of human rights due diligence in public supply chains, why it’s becoming more important and what public officials need to do to prepare for inevitable change.
As demand grows for greater supply chain transparency in the light of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, you will understand the scale of the challenge facing procurement practitioners in public authorities. You will also learn:
> What the wider public sector is already doing to protect human rights in supply chains
> Basic due diligence techniques in the regulatory context
> Small things that every public authority can do today to help prevent human trafficking.