Treasurer (and Director)

Paul Smith

has over 20 years' experience within procurement having held senior roles at various private sector organisations and is now Procurement and Supply Chain Director at YPO. Having joined YPO in 2010 Paul is responsible for all procurement and logistics functions. This includes over 300 staff and a procurement spend of around £400m.

YPO is the UK's largest public sector buying organisation. Established in 1974, YPO is owned by 13 local authorities and buys goods and services on behalf of the public sector by aggregating buying power and generating savings. YPO is self-funding and non-profit making, any profit is returned to the public sector.