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Susan Wright

Susan Wright

Role: Head

Susan is a highly experienced procurement professional with an understanding of both the operational and strategic contributions that the procurement profession makes to an organisation. She has overseen the development and growth of SUPC from 27 universities to over 50 universities.

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Encouraging more sophisticated procurement through PMAs

Procurement Maturity Assessments (PMAs) provide a comprehensive “health check” for institutions' procurement services. SUPC’s Susan Wright explains how over the past five years PMAs have shown how procurement within universities is becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Procurement ‘health checks’ inspire high performance universities

Universities seeking ever higher standards in their procurement are benefiting from a comprehensive measuring tool. Susan Wright, head of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium, explains how the Procurement Maturity Assessment programme has inspired real changes in English HEIs.