Marina Bradford

Supply Chain & Corporate Governance Consultant

My strength is in simplifying complexity and “connecting the dots” to help engage stakeholders across all levels to deliver collaborative problem solving and sustainable solutions.

Passionate about supporting and scaling solutions that can have transformative impact on pressing social and environmental issues.

Marina is available for hire

Experience

April 2016-present

Bemari Ltd

 

Working with purpose-driven businesses to address their operational and supply chain sustainability challenges and develop tailored response strategies.

• procurement and supply chain management

• sustainability (ESG) and non-financial performance assurance

• corporate governance, risk incl. ethical / B-Corp certification support

June 2017-March 2019

DPSA (Delivering Procurement Services for Aid), AECOM

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

• Acting Chief of Staff and Senior Management member, responsible for all procurement, supply chain, commercial, contracting, financial performance and risk management matters

• Oversight, project approvals and delivery governance across >£90m/annum procurement portfolio across Africa and South East Asia supporting international development programmes in health, renewables, education etc

• Leading a geographically dispersed team of 35, with 9 direct reports responsible for procurement and contracting matters including sourcing, tendering, contract drafting, supplier management, client and supplier negotiations

• Implemented greater commercial rigour, structured project management and procurement practices, new contracting and commercial models.to drive improved financial and operational efficiencies

• Implemented supply chain ESG risk assessment and key risks management measures e.g. Modern Slavery Act compliance, supply chain governance and due diligence in line with SA8000 and principles of Sustainable Procurement ISO20400

2016-2017

AECOM

EMIA PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS LEAD

• Designed & established an EMIA direct procurement function with a toolkit, team and governance processes supporting annual professional services category spend of £70m

• Conducted user research and customer experience maps to collect insights for the internal service design

• Created an online Procurement Hub portal for internal users to access tools, information and other resources to enable users and create awareness of the function

• Delivered £3m savings, managing operational change impact and cross functional international stakeholders at senior management levels

2015-2016

AECOM Procurement Advisory

COMMERCIAL ASSURANCE & PROCURECITY LEAD

Sectors: Infrastructure, Transport, Property Development, Utilities

Countries of operation: UK, Malaysia, Georgia

Advising public and private sector infrastructure clients on:

• commercial, contracting and procurement strategy

• contract governance, compliance and management

• sustainable procurement practices

• supplier relationship management and performance improvement

Key projects & Clients:

• HS2, DfT liaison and Capabilities development manager

• Malaysian property developer: portfolio PMO set up & Procurement function

• TfL – Rail link extension Commercial & Contracting strategy review and update

2014

Corven Networks, Oliver Wyman

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION NETWORK MANAGER

• Managed a peer-to-peer learning network of over 40 FTSE200 members

• Facilitated seminars and lessons learned sessions on hot topics e.g. Emerging technologies, Corporate Innovation, Big Data, Change management and Lean implementation.

2012-2014

Oliver Wyman

CHANGE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

Sectors: Oil & Gas, Transport, Utilities

• Reorganisation programme management incl. user research, current state assessments and fact finding, communication planning and project management

• Development of operational processes, training programmes across value chain, stakeholders change management support

2005 - 2012

PwC

COMMERCIAL ASSURANCE MANAGER

Sectors: Oil & Gas, Retail, Pharma, Telco, Mining, SME & Social enterprise

Countries of operation: UK, Burundi, Mongolia, Nigeria, Sudan, Russia, Ukraine

• IPO & Deal advisory: pre-deal readiness assessment, remedial plans design , post and pre-deal change management

• Governance, risk and compliance management systems development

• Commercial assurance and compliance reviews, contract risk assessments

• External financial audit, internal controls reviews to FTSE200 clients

Further Background

Education

Circular Economy: Course by Delft University of Technology, 2019

Responsible Investment: RRI Academy, 2019

Graphic Communication: Graphic change online school, 2019

User Experience Design: General Assembly, 2016

Fashion Design: Central St Martins, 2016

Design Thinking: Open University, 2014

Speaking

“Smart (Sustainable) Procurement – the power of changing the question”, HOMES conference, 2015

People as key success factor in Delivering Successful Projects”, 17th International Conference of Quantity Surveyors (RICS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015

Other Experience

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

UK Chair & Global Leadership team, Oliver Wyman, 2013-2014

– Set up the UK Chapter, designed and managed a multi-channel an internal diversity & inclusion awareness campaign across multiple international offices
– Closely collaborated with HR to deliver an innovative graduate recruitment and other HR initiatives to increase awareness and encourage increased diversity in new applicants

PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL IMPACT

Mentor at EmergeLab, Impact Lab, Play 31, Cooking with Mama 2012-2014 MicroLoan Foundation (Namibia) 2012

– Value proposition, strategy and product development support and founder coaching – Partnership development, Management reporting set up