PAUL HOWARD

BIOGRAPHY

Assistant Chief, Joint Defence Services, New Zealand Defence Force 
Wednesday 17 July – 14:20
Stream 2: Cost effective, sustainable procurement strategies – how can you drive sustainable change through your organisation?

Paul started work for the UK Civil Service in 1982 and spent the early part of his career administering benefits before joining the procurement organisation of the Department for Work and Pensions, delivering a transformational change to the procurement function Paul went on to lead many significant procurements, programmes and projects securing efficiencies of over $200m in total including delivering the award winning UK Schools Recruitment Service, The Mobile Infrastructure Project as part of the UK National Broadband strategy, the first WW1 Commemoration event management contract in Belgium broadcasted live by the BBC across Europe and the TFM contract for NZ Immigration’s new refugee resettlement centre in Mangare, Auckland.

Paul’s procurement career has seen him work in several UK Government Departments finishing as Commercial & Procurement Director for the Department for Culture Media and Sport before moving to New Zealand in early 2015. In 2013, Paul gained CIPS Fellowship, he is a Chartered Procurement & Supply professional and a member of the CIPS Wellington committee. Paul joined the New Zealand Defence Force in November 2015, leading a team of over 80 people providing strategic and operational procurement, commercial and P2P services across the entire NZDF.