Having previously led the UK Government Procurement Services, David Shields has unique insight into procurement as a vehicle to address inequality. David is spearheading Social Value UK’s Contract for Change programme to leverage procurement’s considerable potential for social impact.
Having led the UK Government Procurement Service as Managing Director, David Shields has unique insight into procurement across a vast public sector. David recognizes the significant opportunity for public sector procurement teams to embed social value more effectively into legislation, policy, strategic and operating procurement practices.
The vast potential for the public sector to address inequality and climate change led David to join the Social Value UK Board and to launch Contract for Change. All the while, David continues to directly engage with the field of procurement as CEO of Value Match, an organization that supports customers maximizing social value and climate impact through procurement.