NHS Supply Chain appoints new commercial executive director
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NHS Supply Chain has appointed Richard Evans as its new commercial executive director.

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

In his new role, Evans will oversee the commercial function of the organisation, with a focus on standardisation and simplification to create value and deliver optimal supply chain solutions for patient care.

Evans has 20 years of experience in procurement and commercial management across the public and private sectors and joins NHS Supply Chain from an executive leadership role at global procurement and supply chain consultancy Proxima.

NHS Supply Chain’s chief executive Andrew New said: “I’m delighted to welcome Richard to our executive team. His role is key to supporting the delivery of our ambitious strategy of growth and savings delivery, as we align to the changing needs of the NHS.”

Richard Evans said: "It is fantastic to join NHS Supply Chain at such an important time of change. I am excited and look forward to working with colleagues to transform NHS Supply Chain’s commercial capabilities and support the NHS and its patients by simplifying what is a complex healthcare supply chain.”