Paul Doherty

Procurement Director, Heathrow Airport

Paul is a Procurement Director accountable across operational, capital and IT disciplines for attaining value and delivering insight for key business decisions.

His teams are focused on delivering value for money, data-driven insights and trusted advice to both internal and external stakeholders. This focus is driven by Paul, who is passionate about empowering his teams to target continuous improvement and delivering results to advance their talent.  

After graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Business Management and a HND in Business and Finance, he began his career in transportation at London Underground. He then progressed into operational leadership as a Contract Management Executive where he managed the Jubilee, Northern, and Piccadilly lines team for contractual compliance to the Public Private Partnership. In this position, Paul performed several key roles, including lead audit of Infraco operations while also designing the overall audit programme. He also sat as chair of the audit best practice steering group.

After a decade with London Underground, 2011 saw Paul step into the capital space as a Contract Manager at Heathrow. From there, he progressed through various senior roles including Head of Operational Procurement, Senior Commercial Manager, and Head of On-Airport Capital Procurement, before becoming Procurement Director in 2021. 

A constant focus for Paul is working with supply chain partners and the local community to ensure Heathrow’s strategic sustainability targets are achieved, thus retaining the airport’s licence to operate. Paul aspires that he and his team support Heathrow’s goal of being a leader in aviation sustainability, as well as being a great place to work and live.