Leading North East procurement organisation, NE Procurement, has appointed three new members to its board in the final part of the organisation’s governance restructure.

Ian Johnson, chief executive of Tyne Housing, Charlotte McMurchie, partner and head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution Muckles LLP and Barry Pollock, ‎managing partner of full-service agency, ‎The Works will be officially appointed to the board later this month.

They will be joined by previous board members, David Langhorne, director of property services at Your Homes Newcastle, Alan Smith, group director of finance and resources at County Durham Housing Group and Rod Brasington, chief executive of NE Procurement.

Ian Johnson, chief executive of Tyne Housing, who will become chair of the board, said: “I was delighted when I was asked to join the NE Procurement board. The procurement landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years and the direction NE Procurement is now moving in is very different to where it has been previously.

“The new members bring a wealth of experience with them and we all have a clear idea of where NE Procurement should position themselves in the sector. I’m really looking forward to helping the organisation in its next chapter.”

Over the last six months, NE Procurement has been re-evaluating the way they’re structured, how they operate and the services they offer to ensure they’re fit for purpose for both existing and future members.

Rod Brasington, chief executive of NE Procurement, said: “We are very happy with the new board structure.

“The candidates we have chosen all have a good understanding of NE Procurement and our aims and values for the future. We are confident we have the right people to help us on our journey.”

The ever-growing NE Procurement team work with housing associations across the North East to provide everyday procurement solutions as well as contract management solutions that generate notable procurement savings, efficiencies and social value outcomes.

The organisation’s latest New Build framework solution is set to be unveiled in the upcoming months. Unlike previous frameworks, the framework will include a modular section.

To find out more about NE Procurement, visit neprocurement.org.uk

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