Director, STAR Procurement
Lorraine has been the Director of STAR, a highly successful, procurement shared service for over five years. Social Value has been embedded into their procurement practice for a number of years, delivering 31% of contract value as added value in 21/22 linking to Corporate Priorities for the partners of STAR as well as retaining 75% of their local spend within Greater Manchester across the four STAR partner Councils. She is a strong advocate and strategic leader regionally and nationally of driving change through social value. Prior to this she led significant change in Halton Council leading to a National Award 'Best Council to Do Business With' at Number 10 Downing St. and has spoken at an Public Accounts Committee on Public Procurement.