Nick Ford

Prior to joining SPPD in 2020, Nick spent eight years as Head of Commercial and Procurement at the Department for International Development. Following over 25 years within the private sector specialising in procurement, commercial and project management in roles across the UK, USA, Australia and Spain, Nick joined the public sector as part of HMG’s Commercial Functional Leadership Group. Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Previously a CIPS Regional Chair and regular keynote speaker at conferences, Nick is an active mentor for Procurement and Commercial professionals. He also chairs the Public Procurement Group which is responsible for setting strategic direction and leading public procurement in Scotland.

Nick Ford
Director of Procurement and Property
  • Organisation
    Scottish Government