I am a Contract Compliance Director within HW Fisher’s Forensic practice, specialising in commercial assurance, contract improvement and compliance, supplier management and third party risk advisory services.
The key focus of my role is designing and implementing supplier compliance and commercial assurance programmes. I work to add value to clients by identifying financial recoveries, process weaknesses, operational improvement opportunities, and by providing greater transparency through managing third party risk and improving supplier relationship management.
I predominantly work with clients’ procurement, internal audit, finance and risk teams to perform both retrospective contract compliance reviews and prospective operational and risk assessments. My clients operate across a range of sectors, namely oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation and logistics, technology, media, telecommunications, as well as manufacturing and construction. The contract compliance reviews are tailored to address the specific needs of each client and also industry specific risks and considerations.
Most recently, I’ve led a year-long, large-scale transformation project for a global pharmaceuticals company, delivering a series of contract compliance reviews which resulted in significant financial savings for the client. I also provided contract compliance methodology training to the client’s procurement and finance teams to enable them to own and sustain the value and savings derived from the programme.
Previously, I designed and implemented a third party contract compliance programme for an oil and gas supermajor. I managed the lifecycle of the rolling, annual programme; from identifying key suppliers and contracts for review, establishing internal lines of communication and the governance structure as well as cross-department support and buy-in, launching the contract compliance reviews and liaising with the selected third parties, factually confirming the outcomes with both suppliers and client as well as capturing process improvement opportunities for the client to implement. Upon completion, a total of 35 reviews were performed resulting in financial recoveries, reduced operational risks and improvements in the client’s supplier relationship management function.