Melinda Johnson joined the Department of Health and Social Care in June 2017 as Commercial Director following a period of 5 years as Group Commercial Director at the Department for Transport. Whilst at Transport Melinda was also Director of Property, Digital, Security and Information. Melinda joined the Civil Service in 2005 to be a Deputy Director in Commercial at the Department for Education where she held various commercial roles. Melinda is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and a Chartered Procurement Professional, joining the Institute in 1988 whilst on the procurement graduate programme at British Telecom.
Melinda’s early buying career was in IT procurement in organisations such as National Power. Melinda has worked in the wider public sector as well as being Head of Policy at CIPS for 3 years. An advocate of CIPS, Melinda completed 4 years on the CIPS Board, following her role on CIPS Council, and was Chair of CIPS Congress. Melinda holds a MBA, a BSc Hons in Psychology and has a post graduate qualification in Marketing. She is a non executive director of the British Quality Foundation and the NHS SCCL (Supply Chain Coordination Limited). Melinda is married and lives near Stamford in Lincolnshire.