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Terry Brewer

Head of Public Sector Delivery, Social Value Portal

Terry is the MD of Comparatus Ltd, providing independent commercial and procurement consultancy work to public sector organisations.    Current key roles include leading on Commercial and Procurement activity for London Grid for Learning,   Head of Public Sector Delivery for the Social Value Portal and key assignments for the Local Government Association.   Terry is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee for EPIC CiC which provides youth services in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Until June 2017, Terry was Divisional Director Commercial, Contracts and Procurement at LB Harrow and also run LB Brent’s Procurement Team under a fully shared service.  The shared service also provides services to other organisations.   During Terry’s time his Harrow procurement team achieved CIPS Corporate Accreditation.   He also led a significant Commercialisation agenda to generate revenue for Harrow which is aimed at contributing £15m toward a budget gap of £83m.

Prior to this he was respectively Chief Procurement Officer for the London Borough of Camden with a staff of 35 across 4 Hubs based in different departments, CEO of Firebuy, a national buying agency for the Fire Service and Head of Procurement for London Fire Brigade.     In these roles he negotiated a number of high profile PFI and national projects.

Terry has held a number of Regional and National roles including Chair of the London Heads of Procurement Network for 5 years, a member of the London Procurement Strategy Board,  Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association’s  National Advisory Group for Procurement and Deputy Chair of the Society Of Procurement Officers (SOPO) in local government.    In addition he was the LGA National Procurement Category lead for ICT and Chair of the LGA’s Social Value Task Force. He has led a number of pan-London projects including a successful   wireless concession contract involving 16 boroughs which will generate many millions of pounds income over the concession period.   He is a regular speaker at key procurement and other conferences.