David Loseby

David Loseby joins the team

Fast-growing procurement and commercial practitioners Barkers has strengthened its team with the appointment of David Loseby.

With an extensive background working with FTSE100 businesses, holding Chief Procurement Officer roles, as well as having a PhD in behavioural sciences, David joins Barkers as a partner, and is set to fuse industry experience with his academic insight.

Practitioners that works with businesses to drive profitability, efficiencies and develop people, Barkers is currently enjoying rapid growth, specialising in providing services to the utilities market, financial services, businesses undergoing transformation, as well as companies deploying growth strategies following investment.

Following the expansion of its team in 2017 and a re-brand at the turn of the year, the business is now focused on ambitious growth, with David’s appointment a key lever to support Barkers’ business transformation capability.

With over 25 years’ experience at board level driving value and change through procurement and business transformation, David will draw on his global experience within multiple FTSE 100 companies and turnaround private equity ventures to help shape the role.

Warren Ward, director at Barkers, said: “We’re delighted that David has joined the team. His delivery record and reputation speak for themselves, enhancing, and demonstrating our focus and commitment on providing solutions based on what works in the real world.

“From SME’s to FTSE 100 companies and the public sector, David understands what it takes to deliver timely, sustainable bottom line results. His well proven capabilities give us the opportunity to take our business transformation capability to the next level.

“As well as his extensive CPO level experience in industry, moreover, his PhD research in the behavioural sciences, allows Barkers to merge the latest in behavioural design and industrial case studies from academia with our practical experience of smarter working and people development.

“We’ll be leveraging David’s extensive industry and academic knowledge to benefit our current client projects targeted at developing category management skills, people skills and corporate approaches to supplier relationship management.”