BlueLight Commercial is a team of experts acting across regional boundaries as trusted commercial advisors with credibility at the highest levels and a perspective across the entire commercial lifecycle.
Lianne is an engineer by background with more than 30 years’ experience in the steel industry with British Steel, Corus and Tata Steel Europe in operational, technical and commercial roles. The senior leadership roles Lianne held whilst working in steel involved large transformational change, cultural management and customer focus programmes across Europe, involving many different sites and legal entities. Whilst Chief Procurement Officer she developed a category and regional management approach enabled by a “Journey to Procurement Excellence”
More recently Lianne set her own company providing a business and technical consulting service; focussing on additive manufacturing, decarbonisation and setting up of new organisations.
As Chief Executive Officer of BlueLight Commercial Lianne looks to develop a commercially focussed, “Go To”, agile organisation that is aligned to the Policing 2025 vision, driving Commercial excellence for the function, developing a full Commercial Lifecycle Model approach and provide innovative solutions to key issues such as supply chain risk.
Previously, Stuart was the Head of Regional Procurement in the South West, providing strategic procurement services to Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police. He implemented and developed the regional procurement structure which went live in April 2012.
He was also the chair of the National Police Procurement Executive for eight years, during which time he directly influenced and increased the level of procurement collaboration across policing, and moved the NPPE to a position where it became an effective delivery mechanism, with national procurement strategies being developed, reviewed and agreed through the board.
In 2018 he was the Senior Responsible Officer for the Collaborative Law Enforcement Procurement Programme, reporting to the National Commercial Board. The programme agreed a three-year savings profile of £100m through improved and collaborative procurement.
Jo was the Director of Procurement for the forces of Yorkshire and Humber. She played a lead role in the establishment and implementation of the Regional Procurement Team there, transitioning and transforming four disparate transactional teams into one harmonised category management function. The Team was successful in attaining the CIPS Procurement Excellence Standard Award and scored as ‘Better’ against the Government Commercial Framework.
She is also the Commercial Lead for the National Police Air Service (NPAS); established in 2012 to provide all police forces in England and Wales with air support. Jo supported the organisation to set up all elements of its commercial framework on a national basis, developing a clear procurement strategy.
And she leads the national fleet category, working in partnership with colleagues from the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM). The associated £280m third-party spend incorporates all vehicles owned, leased, or hired by Police Fleet - including those services and goods needed to repair, maintain, modify, and keep vehicles safe, roadworthy and available for use.