Smaller institutions in London are joining forces to get bigger bang for their buck from procurement. Kat Humphries introduces Ensemble Purchasing, a new cost sharing group dedicated to procurement.
Role: Senior procurement manager
Kat joined Ensemble Purchasing as a senior procurement manager – and first member of staff – in January 2016. She manages procurement for three institutions – the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Previously she worked in procurement roles at University College London, Treasury Solictor’s Department and at NHS PASA where she started her career in procurement as a member of the first cohort of the OGC’s Government Procurement Service Graduate Scheme.