Emma James from University College London Hospital has been made a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) recognise outstanding achievement and contribution to the procurement profession by awarding Fellowship (FCIPS) status to those who can demonstrate their commitment to advancing standards and strategic thinking, who encourage training and best practice in their staff and whose standing in their organisation is of the highest level.
Fellows are expected to, and do give something back to the profession by promoting the institute, by being involved and by demonstrating the importance of the profession to the wider business and public world.
Emma has over 10 years’ experience in procurement within the Public Sector. She has experience of working in purchasing consortia’s in Local Government and Health and is currently Deputy Director of Procurement with the University College of London Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Whilst she already holds a Master’s in Public Procurement Law & Policy, during 2018 she became a Chartered Procurement Professional. Emma’s most recent notable achievement was being awarded ‘Procurement Professional of the Year’ at the Healthcare Supplies Association (HCSA) Awards in November 2018. In addition, the Strategic Procurement Team (which she heads up) was also awarded Procurement ‘Team of the Year’ at the same event. Emma was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply based on her contribution to the profession and her work supporting procurement not just within her organisation but across the wider healthcare system.
Emma also sits on the Procurement Skills and Development Network – London Region Board, where she actively supports the development of the profession and was the lead driver in getting trusts in London to undertake the Level 1 NHS Commercial & Procurement Standards by being the first assessor for the standards in London.
Emma is an outstanding procurement and supply chain professional who demonstrates her commitment and passion for our profession in all aspects of her work. She is highly motivated and exceptionally capable with a comprehensive armoury of skills that drive both her and her team’s delivery. Emma demonstrates a high level of commitment to her own professional development but also to a wider agenda of enhancing the professionalism and reputation of the NHS procurement profession.
The HCSA would like to congratulate Emma on her hardwork and success in achieving Fellowship and now merits a place on our wall of fame on the HCSA website.