Our Team

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The best of the best in Procurement are here

At Barkers, put simply, we have the most talented team professionally qualified to the highest level.   

Senior members of our team are Chartered MCIPS, FCIPS or equivalently qualified with relevant Honours Degrees, MBAs and PhDs based on research completed in areas relevant to the advancement of procurement and commercial best practice.  

Our senior delivery resources come from a background of industry leadership with hands on experience of leading and developing complex procurement and commercial teams. Our advice is based on years of hard-earned practical experience so you can be confident that the strategies and methodologies we recommend will hit your budget, timescales and objectives.

Our Senior Leadership Team

David Loseby

David Loseby

Managing Director

David has over 30 years’ experience at senior executive/director level driving value and change through procurement and organisational transformation.

He is a Subject Matter Expert in Behavioural Science enabled change and transformation, ESG and digital procurement. David is a Fellow of the CIPS and holds Chartered status.
Sarah Bean

Sarah Bean

Operations Director

Sarah has spent over 20 years’ working in procurement and operations management across a range of industries. She has a passion for developing the people...

agenda having specialised in performance and cultural strategy, and is an experienced coach and facilitator.
Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Partner

Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a Procurement practitioner and CPO in multiple business sectors. His particular speciality lies in delivering...

procurement transformation and cost reduction programmes. Richard is a CIPS Fellow and holds Chartered status.
Warren Kozera

Warren Kozera

Director

Warren has over 20 years’ experience, 10 of which is at senior Director level, focusing on business management and client procurement transformation.

His blended background of global consultancy and procurement practitioner, enables him to bring practical experience to the services clients value.
Warren Ward

Warren Ward

Director

Warren has over 20 years’ commercial experience, client and supply side, across multiple sectors. His skills lie in managed services, major deal negotiation,...

contract management and performance remediation. Warren has a proven track record delivering exceptional client outcomes and bottom line benefit.

Our Consultants

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Andy Wishart

Senior Managing Consultant

Andy has over 20 years’ experience in IT Outsourcing, helping clients with Business Case production through to contracting, Service Implementation and beyond.

Andy’s worked on both the Customer and Supplier side of contract negotiations/delivery and has implemented contracts in both the Public and Private sectors.
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Claire Tapping

Senior Managing Consultant

With 20 years procurement experience in the A&D sector, focused on IT category transformation programmes. Claire is a dynamic and high impact leader, who is...

highly relational and creative in her approach, delivering outstanding results.
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Emily Ciccocioppo

Legal Consultant

An experienced consultant lawyer with extensive experience across organisations ranging from IT start-ups to international...

...banks. Emily has exceptional interpersonal skills, providing high quality and pragmatic recommendations in high pressure fast paced environments.
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Ian Gregory

Senior Managing Consultant

Ian is an accomplished procurement manager with extensive experience across a range of blue-chip organisations. He has a strategic approach to procurement,...

having built functions from scratch and developed in depth category management strategies.
Janet Strzebrakowski

Janet Strzebrakowski

Senior Managing Consultant

Janet has over 30 years' experience in procurement across multiple (private and public sector) clients across diverse...

industry markets. She has worked in both regulated and non-regulated procurement environments, specialising in taking a pragmatic approach to devising, implementing, leading and supporting procurement programmes.
Luke Benson

Luke Benson

Consultant

Luke graduated from Newcastle University with first-class honours in a chemical engineering master’s degree and has a strong interest In Procurement...

and Supply Chain. He joined Barkers in 2021 and is now client-facing, Coupa certified and has experience acting as PMO in Barker’s Digital Services.
Marcus Pendlebury

Marcus Pendlebury

Senior Managing Consultant

Marcus has over twenty-five years in procurement across the private and public sector.

He specialises in understanding a client’s business and required outcomes then developing a plan to deliver those outcomes in a timely manner, often exceeding requirements. Marcus has worked at many clients where return on investment (R.O.I) has been ten to thirty times the cost of engagement.
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Martin Bird

Senior Managing Consultant

Martin has over 30 years of functional experience in Procurement, P2P, Supply Chain and fundamental transformational change across Global Businesses.

He has worked across both Public and Private sectors and has driven business led procurement solutions across different cultures globally. Martin has a unique skill set that has proven successful across multiple sectors delivering significant value
Matthew Hardaker

Matthew Hardaker

Senior Managing Consultant

Matthew has been in procurement for twenty years, working across financial services, logistics and most recently...

management consultancy. Matthew joined Barkers in September 2021 and leads our Barkers Digital practice which sees us lead our clients through programmes of digital transformation and technology-enabled procurement.
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Ross Hodge

Senior Managing Consultant

Ross is experienced at leading complex IT bids across both the public and private sector. He has held senior commercial leadership roles covering all aspects of...

the buy and sell side of IT delivery. Experienced at negotiating £multi-billion contract with key vendors including AWS, SAP, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.
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Vaida Maksims

Senior Managing Consultant

Vaida has 20 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain management, specialising in change management and transformation,...

system implementations and pragmatic business driven efficiency improvements.
Ben Copeland

Ben Copeland

Consultant

Proactive project lead, that takes a methodical and pragmatic approach to client delivery Experience in nuclear, IT and financial services sectors, delivering...

cost down and process improvement programmes.
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David Golding

Senior Managing Consultant

With over 18 years of experience across the whole procurement life cycle, coupled with an academic background in construction management...

and a passion for the built environment, David delivers significant impact for our Civil Engineering and Construction clients.
Gill Smallman

Gill Smallman

Senior Managing Consultant

Gill has over 20 years' experience specialising in outsourcing, strategic relationship management and capability development.

Gills deep, practical experience in these areas enables her to support clients by developing robust sourcing solutions, underpinned by productive supplier relationships, whilst supporting clients in developing their in-house capability.
Isabella Quental

Isabella Quental

Senior Managing Consultant

Isabella has over 15 years’ experience in management consulting, focusing on procure to pay outsourcing, project and...

account management, process improvement and procurement transformation implementation. Isabella has background in BPO and management consulting.
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Jeff Lewis

Senior Managing Consultant

Jeff has over 20 years’ experience focusing on complex ITO and BPO contracts. Jeff combines pre and post contract expertise, alongside exceptional relationship and...

stakeholder engagement, and consistently gets strong client feedback based on great outcomes.
Luke Foster

Luke Foster

Procurement Analyst

Luke has over 10 years of experience primarily focused on procurement analytics and the application of supporting systems. Working across a wide range of...

industries and clients, Luke has developed strong analytical capabilities and has knowledge of a range of systems and tools.
Mark Elkington

Mark Elkington

Senior Managing Consultant

Mark has over thirty years' of procurement experience working for global organisations and over the last fifteen years has specialised in the purchase of...

IT services, software and digital. He has worked in consultancy for the last three years.
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Martin Smith

Senior Managing Consultant

Martin has extensive experience in both talent management and resourcing. Designing, building and delivering innovative, talent-centric and...

technology enabled talent mobility redeployment, career development and coaching solutions to support workforce productivity.
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Neil Gilbertson

Senior Managing Consultant

Neil is an experienced and confident negotiator focused on large IT & telecoms hardware, software, SAAS, professional services and operations/BPO contracts.

With experience gained across the technology, financial services and insurance sectors of major organisations.
Tom Alford

Tom Alford

Senior Managing Consultant

Tom is a highly experienced procurement and supply chain professional with a strong background in technology procurement and procurement transformation in...

both private and public sectors. With extensive global experience Tom’s pedigree of operational delivery and strategic performance is noteworthy.

Our Operations Team

Jenny Naylor

Jenny Naylor

Business Manager

Jenny joined Barkers' social enterprise, LifeScape in the summer of 2019, having had previous experience of retail management.

Jenny was promoted to her current position of Business Manager at Barkers Commercial Services. Her role includes business administration, accounts and marketing, including website design.
Christina Yardley

Christina Yardley

Marketing Manager

Christina has worked in marketing for 20 years having developed and implemented marketing strategies for organisations...

across the third sector, higher education, business and tourism industries.
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