Assistant Secretary (and Director)
Andrea Tickner - Gateshead Council
Andrea has over 25 years experience in procurement mainly within the public sector although she spent 4 years working for a retail organisation. She has worked in a County Council, headed up procurement in Sunderland Council and currently in Gateshead Council and she managed the North East Purchasing Organisation for 7 years.
Andrea has been the Assistant Secretary of the Society of Procurement Officers (in Local Government) since it was established in 1997 and she has played a key influencing role representing Local Government on many Central Government Forums.
Andrea was also instrumental in establishing PRO5, a group of the largest and most influential public sector consortia in the country.