Ruth McDermott joins BlueLight Commercial as the appointed Regional Commercial Director for Value today.
A former Head of Procurement for the Yorkshire and Humber police region she said: ‘I’m delighted to join BlueLight Commercial having spent over 17 years within police procurement. As Head of Procurement for the forces of Yorkshire and Humber I actively led on promoting the critical role that procurement plays in fostering meaningful collaboration with both internal and external partners to ensure the successful delivery of best value for each organisation and their wider communities.’
She continued: ‘As the nominated lead for Sustainable Procurement I will ensure a collaborative approach to the co-design and implementation of social value. I remain actively engaged on the national modern slavery agenda, supporting colleagues across policing with their approach, applying our combined expertise to influence outcomes.’
She has held various roles during her time in police procurement directing high-risk and high-value ICT and estates contracts including negotiations and dispute resolutions.