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.

Warren Kozera

Warren Kozera

Managing 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.
Sarah Bean

Sarah Bean

Operations Director

Sarah has spent over 20 years’ working in procurement and operations management across a wide 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.
Adam Parry Black and W

Adam Parry

Procurement Specialist

Executive Director and Procurement Specialist, with extensive corporate and project leadership experience and a proven ability to drive forward successful business

strategies, positive client engagement and robust, resilient stakeholder relationships. Excellent budgetary and financial oversight capabilities, advanced team leadership skills and a passionate, longstanding commitment for supporting positive change.
Adrian Betton Black and White (3)

Adrian Betton

Procurement Specialist

Adrian has a strong combination of commercial, procurement, and category management experience within public and private projects. He is motivated, adaptable

and confident working within pressurised situations providing innovative solutions in a structured manner.
Andrew Weatherby Black and White

Andrew Weatherby

Construction Expert

Andrew is a Cost Manager & Construction Procurement Consultant with over 15 years experience working in Client, Consultant

and EPCM Organisations, both in the UK and abroad.
Amy Burns Black and W

Amy Burns

Procurement Specialist

Amy has 20 years' of Payment, Procurement and Category Management experience predominantly gained within a regulatory utility procurement environment working

with multimillion pound contracts across both corporate and maintenance services.
Annemarie Stupples B&W

Annemarie Stupples

IT Expert

Annemarie is a Programme Manager with 25 years of experience, and a reputation for delivering on time and on budget. She

has an extensive and diverse portfolio across complex IT and business change programmes, working in highly regulated environments or in projects that have a fixed end-date.

Claire Tapping

IT Sourcing & Agile Delivery

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.
David Lyon B&W

David Lyon

Procurement and Supply Chain Expert

David is a Global Procurement & Supply Chain Leader. He transforms and up-skills procurement functions for increased commercial value. He has a proven track

record in increasing savings delivery, risk reduction and stakeholder engagement.

David's areas of specialism and experience:
Greenfield / Brownfield turnaround of procurement functions. S2P systems implementation. Category management strategy. LSS / Project Management of global change initiatives. Post-merger integration. Stakeholder engagement & adoption. Compliance and risk assurance programmes. Supplier innovation. Outsourcing and Offshoring. RPA for simplification. Learning & training academies.

David Workmann (1)

David Workmann

IT Expert

David has more than thirty four years' of procurement experience working for global organisations, leading procurement

transformation, and setting up global procurement departments, including winning CIPS Awards. Over the last 10 years David has specialised in the purchase of IT services, software, infrastructure, telco and digital.
Dennis Stanley Black and White (1)

Dennis Stanley

Senior IT Expert

Dennis is a senior purchasing professional, with 30 years’ experience having worked across Aerospace, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Telecoms and

Utilities. Specialising in technology sourcing, specifically in Software, SaaS, Business Applications, and IT Services. He is experienced in leading complex sourcing deals ranging from £0.25m - £100m.

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.
Gill Smallman

Gill Smallman

Experienced IT & Indirect Director

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

Delivery and Project Leader

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.
Janet Strzebrakowski

Janet Strzebrakowski

Cost Reduction Expert

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.
Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Construction Expert

Jeremy has quantity surveying and procurement with experience in aviation, telecommunications, water, wastewater, nuclear, gas, pharmaceutical, chemical and

oil industries. He has Excellent knowledge of public procurement regulations and knowledge of the NEC3 and NEC4 suite of contracts.
Warren Ward

Warren Ward

Commercial 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.
Jim Harkins B&W

Jim Harkins

IT Expert

Jim is a high energy, procurement transformation consultant/change agent with over 30 years' experience in complex, high value contracts. He has proven

success of providing strategic direction, delivering multi £M cost savings, building and establishing procurement functions and formulating successful procurement change/transformation/P2P programs for a wide variety of blue-chip organisations.
Jonathan Lipton Black and W

Jonathan Lipton

IT Expert

IT Director, expert in managing global end-to-end IT services, delivering technology, business change and improvement

solutions for global Fortune-500 companies across production, manufacturing, engineering, and forecourt retail.
Luke Benson

Luke Benson

PMO in Barkers’ Digital Services

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.
Luke Foster

Luke Foster

Consultant & 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.
Maire McPoland Black and W (1)

Máire McPoland

IT Expert

Máire has 20 years of Procurement experience in consulting across a wide range of industries and categories. Her

work has covered the full scope of Procurement from operating model design to operational delivery. Máire has worked with many large European and global organisations, with excellent stakeholder and change management skills.
Marcus Pendlebury

Marcus Pendlebury

Procurement Specialist

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.
Mark Elkington B&W

Mark Elkington

IT Procurement Leader & Digital Expert

Mark has over 30 years' of procurement experience working for global organisations and over the last 15 years

has specialised in the purchase of IT services, software and digital. He has worked in consultancy for the last three years.
Matthew Hardaker

Matthew Hardaker

Digital Services Lead

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.
Nathan Davies Black and W

Nathan Davies

IT Procurement Leader & Digital Expert

Nathan has over 15 years of regulated and non-regulated procurement experience gained on multi-million pound contracts.

Nathan is a highly effective Senior Procurement Professional who specialises in taking a pragmatic approach to cost reduction and cost management through devising and implementing appropriate procurement, benchmarking and business strategies.
Neil Cheshire Black and White

Neil Cheshire

IT Expert

Neil has deep IT category experience gained over 15 years across software, hardware, services and networks. He has delivered successful projects in both public

and private sectors, including: Financial Services, Automotive, Oil & Gas and Pharmaceuticals.
Phil Clark B&W

Phil Clark

IT Expert

Phil has over 25 years experience in consulting and delivery of complex IT programmes, with a particular focus on Cloud deployment and Data Centre

commercial management, across multiple industries.
Richard Hogan

Richard Hogan

Senior Construction Expert

Richard brings over 25 years’ Procurement experience in Senior Director roles leading global procurement functions across multiple sectors. He has worked with

numerous clients advising and delivering best practice procurement and commercial solutions. Richard specialises in driving procurement transformation, delivering large scale procurement projects and working with clients at board level as a trusted advisor.

Ross Hodge

IT Contracts Expert

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

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

Tom Lewers

IT Expert

Tom is a a specialist in procurement transformation and change delivery, operating model development, and talent management matters. He has a deep level

of experience in leading strategic sourcing and supplier collaboration programmes. CPO and Programme Director and level of experience.

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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