Ian McPherson OBE
Ian has worked on the cusp of the private and public sector for over 30 years, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and lecturer on Smart Procurement at Cranfield University. Ian has undertaken numerous strategic procurements under EU Procurement legislation, including the negotiated and Competitive Dialogue process and comfortable woring with both UN and World Bank Procedures. He has held senior posts in 3 Local Authorities and the last post was as the Managing Director of a £1m a day publically owned business operating in a private sector wrapper. Ian now heads up the Local Government Advisory business in BDO Consultancy Services and was awarded the BEM in 1981 and made an OBE in 2002.