User Group

The GeM User Group has been established in order to share good practice amongst the user community, consider and influence the future development of GeM and identify user requirements in light of any operational needs. 

The GeM User Group exists in order to represent the user’s strategic, technical and operational interests in respect of the GeM suite of products. The group also shares good practice amongst the user community, considers and influences future development of GeM, including new product development.
JISC Procureweb acts as the secretariat for the meetings.


The group meets on a quarterly basis and its members are:


Jane Hargreaves (Chair)     

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

Ian Ross

The University of Chester

Paul Johnstone

The University of Bolton

Julie Boileau            

The University of Liverpool

Janet Disley             

The University of Manchester

Sheila Smith             

Liverpool Hope University


Susan Wright                   

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Geraldine Williams             

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

James Wrigg                    

Kings College London

Caroline Blackman-Edney 

University of Cambridge

Robert  Valentine              

University of Exeter


Mike  Kilner              

London Universities Purchasing Consortium

Franck Lepelletier     

Newham College


Mark Hayter

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Andy Hughes             

University of Huddersfield


Claire Skinner            

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

Karen Marsh

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

Leah McGrath            

Langside College

Frank Eardley             

The University of Edinburgh


Howard Allaway        

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales


Gary Sadler               

University of Salford


Pat Eagle                 

Stafford College

Carl Johnson            

Association of Colleges

Jo Frost

Association of Colleges

Jisc Procureweb

Jo Morgan               

Jisc Procureweb

Joe Wells                 

Jisc Procureweb


Ronald Duncan        


Katy Atherton


Get Involved

If you would like to get involved with the User Group please contact the GeM team on 029 2087 0333 or email  Alternatively, if you would have an item you would like raised at the meetings please contact the GeM team or contact your regional consortium representative.