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The Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards independent judging panel consists of professionals from various sectors.

The judging panel includes:

Gillian Cameron – Supplier Development Programme (Category: Local Excellence)

In her role as Programme Manager, Gillian provides strategic and operational management to achieve the Supplier Development Programme’s objective of improving the competitiveness of local businesses.

Brenda Campbell – COSLA (Categories: Value for Money & Workforce Development)

In her role as Corporate Director of COSLA, Brenda offers leadership and support to five teams across the organisation which aims to improve local services and strengthen local democracy.

Laurie Carberry – Wheatley Group (Category: Community Benefits)

In her role as Procurement Group Manager, Laurie provides strategic procurement advice and support to the six housing associations and other organisations which form part of the Wheatley Group.

Councillor Altany Craik – Fife Council (Partnership Working)

Councillor Altany Craik has represented Fife Council on our Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee since September 2015. At Fife Council, he is a member of several committees and is the Convener of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee.

Charlie Devine – Zero Waste Scotland (Categories: Environmental Practices & Ethical Sourcing)

Charlie leads the Resource Management team which provides support to local authorities, businesses and third sector organisations in pursuit of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan.

Councillor Paul Di Mascio – North Lanarkshire Council (Category: Community Benefits)

Councillor Paul Di Mascio is a member of North Lanarkshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee. In May 2017, he was appointed Depute Convener of Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee, and represents North Lanarkshire Council on our Executive Sub-Committee.

Terry Hogg – Scottish Enterprise (Category: Innovation)

As Innovation Manager, Terry leads on Scottish Enterprise’s work with the public sector to support innovation in the supply chain and solve key procurement challenges.

Craig Innes – Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council (Category: Customer Service)

In his role as Head of Corporate Procurement, Craig provides procurement leadership and strategic direction for the joint corporate procurement unit of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.

Bridget Lambert – Renfrewshire Council (Category: Innovation)

In her role as Corporate Procurement Manager, Bridget provides strategic leadership for the procurement team at Renfrewshire Council.

Avril Lewis – Glasgow City Council (Category: Partnership Working)

As Head of Corporate Procurement, Avril oversees the implementation of Glasgow City Council’s Corporate Procurement Strategy and leads the procurement team.

Councillor Norman MacDonald – Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Customer Service)

Councillor Norman Macdonald has represented Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on our Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee since May 2012. He is Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and a member of several committees.

Lesley McLean – East Ayrshire Council (Categories: Local Excellence & Workforce Development)

In her role as Corporate Procurement Manager, Lesley provides strategic leadership for the procurement team at East Ayrshire Council.

Ainslie McLaughlin – Scottish Government (Category: Value for Money)

As Director of the Scottish Government’s Procurement and Commercial Directorate since March 2015, Ainslie leads public procurement policy and practice at a national and central government level.

Jim Miller – NHS National Services Scotland (Category: Community Benefits)

As Director, National Procurement, Jim leads the centre of procurement expertise for the health sector, providing procurement and programme management services for Scotland’s NHS Boards.

Jo Mitchell – Scottish Government (Ethical Sourcing)

Since 2011, Jo has been the Scottish Government lead on sustainable procurement policy and is responsible for promoting a consistent approach to sustainable public procurement in Scotland.

Mary Mitchell – Perth and Kinross Council (Category: Partnership Working)

As Corporate Procurement Manager, Mary provides strategic leadership for the procurement team at Perth & Kinross Council.

Barbara Morton – Sustainable Procurement Limited (Categories: Environmental Practices & Ethical Sourcing)

Barbara is the Director of Sustainable Procurement Limited. She is recognised as an international expert in this field, and has extensive experience of advising national governments, procurement agencies and companies.

Alan Russell – Renfrewshire Council (Category: Value for Money)

In his role as Director of Finance and Resources, Alan coordinates six key services, including Strategic Procurement and Business Support, to support the Council, its elected members and the general public. 

Councillor John Shaw – Renfrewshire Council (Category: Environmental Practices)

Councillor John Shaw is a member of several Renfrewshire Council committees and is the Convener of the Finance, Resources & Customer Services Policy Board. In May 2017, he was appointed Convener of Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee, and represents Renfrewshire Council on our Executive Sub-Committee.

Claire Skinner – APUC (Category: Workforce Development)

In her role as Head of Operational Supply Chain and Compliance, Claire leads collaborative procurement within the centre of procurement expertise for Scotland’s universities and colleges.

Councillor Stephen Thompson – Dumfries and Galloway (Category: Local Excellence)

In May 2017, Councillor Stephen Thompson joined Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee as representative for Dumfries and Galloway Council.  He is a member of several committees at the council, and is the Chair of the Social Work Services Committee.

Martyn Wallace – Digital Office (Category: Innovation)

In his role as Chief Digital Officer, Martyn leads the new Digital Office for Scottish Local Government, set up in 2016 to create, deliver and accelerate innovative digital solutions.

Councillor Amanda Westlake – Shetland Islands (Category: Customer Service)

Councillor Amanda Westlake has represented Shetland Islands Council on Scotland Excel ‘s Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee since May 2012.