Kathleen Dennis MCIPS
Kathleen is Head of Medical, Surgical & Non Clinical Procurement and joined the PPSA in September 2003.
Kathleen’s specific categories are Pathology, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Endoscopy and Radiology and she was instrumental in the introduction of the Pathology Managed Equipment Service for the PPSA member Trusts.
Prior to joining the NHS, Kathleen worked for several multi-national companies in the private sector.
Commencing in 1982, she undertook a variety of procurement roles at Toshiba Consumer Products (UK) Ltd buying and scheduling high value electronic components for the television manufacturing industry. She left Toshiba as a Buyer in 1997 to join Invensys Climate Controls Ltd as a Senior Buyer. Here, Kathleen progressed to Purchasing Manager, managing the Purchasing team and the Supplier Quality Assurance team. As part of the European division Kathleen managed specific commodities for the whole of the European operation. Kathleen left Invensys in 2001 to join Princess Yachts International Limited as a Supplier Development Manager. Her role here was to improve their supply chain by implementing kanban and lineside delivery procedures, incorporating new systems to facilitate them and introducing a supplier performance development programme.
Kathleen gained graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 1996 and was CIPS Devon and Cornwall Branch Treasurer from 1998 until she resigned the position in 2005.