30 years in the public sector, with 25 years in procurement and contract management, Stef has seen many changes in the industry influencing both operational and strategic ways of working. Previously at three London Boroughs, and MCIPs since 2005, she now leads the Procurement and P2P teams at Thurrock Council, a Unitary Authority on the London Fringe. With spend responsibility for c.£180M each year, making effective and streamlined decisions has become key. Thurrock is a very forward looking council with a strong commercial and technology focus. She is currently leading a significant technology change programme, moving to Oracle Fusion Cloud for Sourcing and Contracts/Performance Management which will revolutionise the way that the Public Sector manages this function, having been on the back foot compared with the private sector for many years. It’s a brave new world!