23-24 October 2018

The Address Dubai Marina, UAE

Stephen Ashcroft

Head of Technical Assistance, Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA) Powered by AECOM

Stephen Ashcroft BEng MSc FCIPS, Head of Technical Assistance at Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA) enables aid and development leaders by safeguarding their programmes - ensuring commitments are delivered and maximising the impact of aid funding. He is a specialist with 20+ years’ experience in procurement, supply chain management and audit & assurance for a range of government, non-government and private sector organisations, globally. Stephen holds a University of Liverpool MSc with a dissertation on ‘barriers to the implementation of e-procurement’. He is co-author of the CIPS course book on ‘contracting in the public sector’ and is peer review published on commercial negotiation skills.

DPSA is on a mission to be leaders and trusted partners in delivering procurement and logistic services for the aid and humanitarian sector. At the heart of DPSA’s offering is the achievement of optimum value - by doing procurement differently. Our focus is not just on “what” is being procured – but on “why” and “how”. We listen and understand stakeholder needs, develop solutions, and drive value from the supply chain. This ensures commitments are delivered. Our proven approach maximises the impact of aid funding, rather than focusing on cost efficiencies alone. See more at dpsa.org.uk and @DPSA_News