Jo Osborne has joined the BlueLight Commercial team from South Yorkshire Police.
She is our second Regional Commercial Director, and has responsibility for the priority areas of police fleet, and aviation.
She said: 'I have spent a number of years in procurement roles in policing where I have worked extensively with a range of partners to maximise the benefits that can be achieved by working in collaboration. I was Director of Procurement for the forces of Yorkshire and Humber and played a lead role in the establishment and implementation of the Regional Procurement Team, transitioning and transforming four disparate transactional teams into one harmonised category management function.'
Relevant to her new role as Regional Commercial Director for fleet and aviation, Ms Osborne has experience as the commercial lead for the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and as lead for the national fleet category.
She said: 'I will continue working with key stakeholders and partners to ensure that these categories foster collaboration and deliver sustainable goods and services that are both supportive of the communities served and fit for the demands of modern policing.
'BlueLight Commercial will provide policing with a platform to drive transformational change in commercial activity and I look forward to working with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers, supporting frontline activity.'