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Mark Roberts

Mark joined the Metropolitan Police from the Government Commercial Function where he was the Continuous Improvement Director. He was responsible for ensuring the Commercial Function drove performance improvements and best practice in its annual expenditure of £49Bn. Mark successfully led the implementation and adoption of the Government Commercial Operating Standards across the Central Departments and the wider public sector, drove the transformation of the commercial assurance processes and established the first Functional Strategy. He also led on Schools outreach activities, being recognised by the EY Foundation as the ‘Young Peoples Advocate for 2019’.

Mark joined the Government Commercial Function from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the World’s largest brewer, where he spent 5.5 years establishing the Global Procurement Office at their Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. His wide-ranging remit as Global Procurement Capabilities Director included leading the award winning Global eSourcing programme, which conducted over 100,000 auctions with spend in excess of $35Bn during his time with the organization. Mark was also responsible for the introduction of Crowdsourcing into Procurement. Other Global responsibilities included Procurement Compliance, Responsible Sourcing, Knowledge Management and talent attraction.

Prior to Anheuser-Busch InBev, Mark held International leadership positions at Vodafone, Intel and Bertelsmann in Supply Chain, Distribution, M&A and eBusiness.

He has a BSc (Honours) in Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Bath University School of Management.

Mark’s focus for the next 18 months is on the completion of the functional transformation started in 2020 whilst understanding how the spending power of the Metropolitan Police, as an Anchor institute of London, will enable Sustainability and Social Value solutions for the benefit of both itself and the citizens of London.