The DPRTE 2018 Live Keynote Arena will host a range of the leading and most influential speakers from across the defence procurement and supply chain marketplace.
Attendees will have an invaluable opportunity to hear directly from those personnel who are actively engaged in both setting and delivering the direction of the UK’s defence procurement and supply chain strategy. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from a range of the most important speakers within defence procurement.
Chief Commercial Officer, UK Ministry of Defence
Andrew Forzani has worked in the commercial, procurement and supply chain profession for the whole of his career, working across sectors in health, international aid, infrastructure, construction and local government before joining MOD. During this time he has led, closed and managed a number of significant commercial deals, including property and infrastructure PFIs in health, education and Government.
He has led large commercial teams in private healthcare, the NHS and Local Government and most recently at the DWP, where he was the Chief Commercial Officer and head of the commercial profession. Andrew has also been a Crown Representative responsible for HM Government relationship with a number of suppliers in the IT and Property sectors.
Andrew joins MOD as the Chief Commercial Officer. This role includes the functional leadership for c1800 staff in commercial across MOD and the Defence Authority for commercial. In addition, all commercial teams outside of DE&S report into Andrew directly.
In this role Andrew is responsible for commercial policy, systems and procedures as well as training and accreditation programmes for commercial staff. Andrew also provides all Commercial Delegation to staff across the function.