Simon Walsh

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Chief Officer
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Simon is Group Procurement Director at Manchester University NHS FT- a £2.3 Bn organisation and the largest Trust in the NHS. He is Chief Officer and a member of the Executive Team and sits on the HCSA National Council.

Simon has enjoyed a 34 year career in NHS Procurement working in all the key functions and across Hospitals/Community Services in the North West.

In 2003 Simon commenced working in Manchester undertaking a number of senior roles that culminated in his current appointment at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust- the Trust was created on 1st October 2017 after the merger of two predecessor Trusts.

Simon leads the Trust Procurement and E-Commerce Department, a 115 strong Team that manages all non-pay spend across the Trust (£600m). The Department provides a modern and fully integrated Purchase to Pay service including an Accounts Payable function. An annual £8m Savings Programme has been delivered since 2009/10 and non-pay efficiency is an important part of the Trust’s financial plans.

He became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 1990. Simon is Chairman of both the Greater Manchester Provider Trusts Procurement Group and a member of the Shelford Procurement Directors Group.

He has been a member of the HCSA all his career and was Chairman 2013-2015.