Gary Welch

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Deputy South Central Regional Coordinator
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Gary is the Director of Procurement and Supply Chain at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is the Deputy South Central Regional Coordinator for the HCSA National Council.

Gary is the Director of Procurement and Supply Chain at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK.

After a career in production management in the refining and chemical processing industries, Gary joined the NHS in 2005 as part of the Supply Chain Excellence Programme. Gary was project manager for the one of the first collaborative procurement hubs in the NHS and then went on to be Programme Director for the development of the NHS London Procurement Programme where he was also Managing Director for 3 years. Gary has since held a number of senior procurement roles at various Trusts across the NHS.

He is an enthusiastic advocate of supplier innovation and is particularly interested in the potential for the procurement profession and suppliers to work more closely in supporting increased value, efficiency and innovation in the delivery of healthcare. Gary is an engineer by training and holds an MBA from University of Durham Business School.