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Peter Schofield

Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement - Manchester City Council

Originally qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer, Peter has had a varied career with over 40 years working strategically and operationally in the Public Sector.

Currently Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement at Manchester City Council, this was preceded by 7 years delivering a collaborative procurement programme for Greater Manchester, delivering efficiencies and supporting transformation across a wide range of Local Authority service areas.

Peter has promoted an emphasis on Social Value to support delivery of local and regional objectives and is currently working to improve approaches to Contract Management that will ensure that Social Value and carbon reduction are at the heart of service design and delivery.

Peter is Vice Chair of the Local Government Association National Advisory Group for Procurement and has worked closely over the past 12 months on development in public sector procurement post exit from the EU and in the light of the pandemic.