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BIVDA AGM and Spring Meeting – Tuesday 21 March

By March 24, 2023No Comments

Once again we held the AGM at One Great George Street and this year our keynote speaker was the Chief Commercial Officer at NHS England, Jacqui Rock. Jacqui had a career in investment banking and has only fairly recently joined Government as Head of Procurement at the MOD. She was then seconded into oversee procurement for Test & Trace which ignited her interest in health and hence why she took up the role at NHS England just over a year ago.

Jacqui outlined ambition plans for a complete overhaul of how the NHS ‘does’ procurement, which will be incredible if it goes ahead as she described. This got the meeting off to a great start and was supported by Heather Hobson, Deputy Director at the Office for Life Science talking about how the MedTech Strategy will help achieve the ambitions for the Life Science Vision.

Sarah Joy Newton reported on progress for sustainability (please do look at the hub on the website if you haven’t already) as the requirement for providing plans on carbon footprints increase in the near future for suppliers.

Helen also gave an overview of activities from the working parties and John Bagshaw spoke about the newly created Market Intelligence group.

In the formal part of the AGM, Helen Tucker gave a report as Chairman and Jag Grewal outlined the financial statement for the 2022 accounts.

Finally, we were delighted to announce that John Bagshaw, Justin Drumright and Stephen Lees were re-elected to BIVDA’s Board alongside 3 new members – Dominique Huxham, Stuart Angell and David Budd. The full board can be seen here; The BIVDA Board.

Many thanks to James Cheek, Stewart Hutton and Sandeep Gill for their input and support especially during the challenging times of the last three years.

Ben Kemp