Dr Philip Orumwense

Commercial Director & Chief Procurement Officer for Technology. Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

Philip is a strategic and hands-on commercial/procurement leader with a proven track record of achievements across multiple categories (Business Process Outsourcing, Technology and Digital Systems and Solutions, Financial Systems, Logistics and Record Storage, Travel Management, Professional Services, Contact and Service Centres. He has a robust Commercial career across the Public Sector, Finance, Automotive, Rail, Road and Construction Industries.

Philip is the Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at the Crown Commercial Services with responsibility for Common Goods and Services across Technology and Digital Categories of spend, managing £7.2bn of annual technology and digital spend across several categories, including Cloud and Digital, Networks, Software Cyber and AI, Digital Futures, and Technology Products and Services across central government, public and third sector (charities and social enterprises) organisations across the UK.

Prior to joining the Crown Commercial Service Philip headed up the Information and Technology Commercial and Procurement Group at Highways England as the Commercial and Procurement Director. Prior to this he was the head of the Digital Platforms, Programmes and Applications Category at the Department for Work and Pensions where he was also the Commercial Director for the Universal Credit Programme.

Before joining the UK Public Service, Philip worked for Siemens where he had responsibilities for a multi-site and multi business commercial activities spanning the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe, South and North America across several industry sectors including: Automotive, Transportation (Rail, Civils, Communications, Electrification and Signalling) and Financial/Business Services.

Philip has an MA in Political Behaviour (Essex), an MBA in Business Strategy and Procurement Management (Birmingham) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Aston Business School. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (FCIPS).

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