Paul Smith

Executive Director




Paul is Executive Director at YPO where he is responsible for all Procurement, IT and Finance activity.

YPO is a public sector buying organisation based in Yorkshire and serving the local government and education markets. Wholly owned by the public sector, YPO employs 530 people and buys over £650m of products and services on behalf of its customers.

YPO buys a vast range of products including schools supplies, energy, vehicles, IT equipment, furniture, food, insurance, temporary labour and much more.

Paul joined YPO in November 2010 having spent the previous 20 years in various procurement roles in the private sector with organisations such as Jaguar, Capita, RM and Aviva.

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