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.
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Rachel Freeman

Delivery Director

Rachel has over 20 years’ of experience within the Utility & IT Industry and specialises in Contractual negotiations, Legalities, Procurement and Contract

Management. She has negotiated many major deals and contracts to gain the right benefits for the customers/suppliers.
Matthew Hardaker

Matthew Hardaker

Delivery Director

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.
Phil McGuinness B&W

Phil McGuinness

Delivery Director

Phil's experience includes leading and developing the strategic agenda for Procurement in sectors such as

Consultancy, Manufacturing, Retail & Logistics. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MSc in Management Consultancy. In addition to his experience in Procurement transformation, Phil has extensive experience in delivering accelerated savings & efficiencies through eProcurement and associated technologies.
Annemarie Stupples B&W (1)

Annemarie Stupples

Senior Managing Consultant

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.
Richard Hogan

Richard Hogan


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.
Adam Parry Black and W

Adam Parry

Managing Consultant

Adam is a 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.
Amy Burns Black and W

Amy Burns

Managing Consultant

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.
Dennis Stanley Black and White (1)

Dennis Stanley

Senior Managing Consultant

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.
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Jim Harkins

Senior Managing Consultant

Jim has over 30 years’ experience of 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.
Luke Benson

Luke Benson

P2P Architect

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.
Andrew Weatherby Black and White

Andrew Weatherby

Managing Consultant

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.
Ruksar Din B&W (1)

Ruksar Din

Managing Consultant

Ruksar is an experienced procurement professional with over 7 years public sector experience in construction and infrastructure, environment, estates and

facilities and consultancy. She is a results orientated individual with experience in all areas of the procurement lifecycle.
David Lyon B&W

David Lyon

Senior Managing Consultant

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.

Peter Ressel B&W

Peter Ressel

Senior Managing Consultant

Peter is a Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience, and a reputation for solid delivery across multiple business sectors including manufacturing, finance,

software and utilities. He is accustomed to working in highly regulated environments and able to utilise his experience of business transformation, operational efficiency and process automation to ensure delivery to client’s time, cost and quality expectations.
James Adamson B&W

James Adamson

Senior Managing Consultant

A leading professional with procurement and sourcing experience with a track record of project and programme delivery, procurement best practice, people

management, consulting, strategy and dealing with executive stakeholders.
Tom Evans Black and W

Tom Evans

Managing Consultant

Tom has 25 years' experience gained from working in large multinational blue-chip organisations such as Airbus™, JCB™ and Prysmian Group™. He is a highly

accomplished procurement & supply chain consultant with vast expertise in procurement and supply chain management.
Blaise Walshe B&W

Blaise Walshe

Senior Managing Consultant

Blaise has sourcing, vendor alliance management and category management expertise specialising in the area of scientific and R&D service vendors.

He has effective leadership, people management and positive influencing skills with a high level of cultural sensitivity.
Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Senior Managing Consultant

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

Managing 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.
Nathan Davies Black and W

Nathan Davies

Delivery Director

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.
Mark Elkington B&W

Mark Elkington

Delivery Director

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.
Max Benton Black and W

Max Benton


Max graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2022 with a first-class honours in Accounting and Finance, as well as completing a placement year in the

Procurement team of a global pharmaceutical company. Since joining Barkers, he has gained experience in Utilities, FMCG and Telecoms.
Tom Baker B&W (1)

Tom Baker

Senior Managing Consultant

Experienced Category Manager and Capital Contract Specialist with a demonstrable history of working across both public and private sector organisations including

Nuclear, Utilities and Government organisations. Skilled in strategic category and operational procurement, value delivery, commercial management and dispute resolution.
Tony Houlihan B&W

Tony Houlihan

Managing Consultant

Tony is a commercially focused procurement and property professional. He has excellent stakeholder engagement skills and building effective relationships

quickly with the supply base.

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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Connell Forbes

Graduate Consultant

Connell graduated from Loughborough University with an honours degree in Economics with Spanish. He completed a placement year in the UK & Ireland

Procurement team at a global pharmaceutical company, and also has experience in partnership and account management in the sports and eyewear industry.
Neil Cheshire Black and White

Neil Cheshire

Senior Managing Consultant

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.
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Stephen Bottomley

Solutions Architect

Coupa certified SME with 4 years’ experience managing the platform for multi-national organisations in a

Sox compliant environment. In addition, strong experience in process improvement and automation of the P2P process.
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.
David Workmann (1)

David Workmann

Senior Managing Consultant

David has more than 30 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.
Nadeem Bux B&W

Nadeem Bux

Senior Managing Consultant

Nadeem is a values driven, charismatic, commercial technology leader. He has client and supplier side experience gained from organisations such as HM Cabinet

Office, British American Tobacco, Shell and WPP. Nadeem is a team player whose values-based leadership instils confidence, directs and creates a positive team spirit to inspire mixed ability people in complex global matrix structures to achieve timely contributions and transformative outcomes.
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Phil Clark

Senior Managing Consultant

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.

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

the buy and sell side of IT delivery. Experienced at negotiating £multi-billion contract with key vendors including AWS, SAP, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.
Ross Waddington B&W (1)

Ross waddington

Senior Managing Consultant

Ross is an experienced procurement professional primarily providing services for cost reduction and transformation

programmes. He is skilled in managing complex procurement activity across multiple industries.
Tom Lewers BW

Tom Lewers

Senior Managing Consultant

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.
Sandra Gillie B&W

Sandra Gillie

Senior Managing Consultant

Sandra has over 20 years’ of experience of commercial, contractual and procurement experience having held senior positions on major infrastructure programmes.

Sandra is experienced in utilities, public and private procurement. She leads on modern slavery and ESG and has a strong procurement transformation, governance, and systems background.
Jonathan Lipton Black and W

Jonathan Lipton

Senior Managing Consultant

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 Foster

Luke Foster

Senior Architect

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.

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.
Kayleigh Delaney Black and W

Kayleigh Delaney

Recruitment Manager

Kayleigh is an experienced Executive Search recruiter, helping growing businesses to find and secure

the best talent. She has worked in an International capacity, recruiting a wide variety of roles including Sales, Marketing, Operations, and R&D.
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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