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We endeavour to ensure that customers always have access to qualified and experienced purchasing professionals who offer a comprehensive service. Project allocations are flexible to match available resources. Therefore, the following areas of expertise are intended only as a guide where an officer has particular knowledge to assist a solution. Overlaps in expertise are indicated deliberately. The list is not comprehensive, but shows major purchasing areas. Any member of the purchasing staff is able to contribute to 'special projects' subject to an appropriate technical brief.


For Accounts Payable:

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74403


Norman Coulbeck
Purchasing Director

  • Procurement Policy and Management
  • IT equipment/software procurement
  • Professional Services procurement (consultants, legal, insurance etc.)
  • Sustainable procurement aspects
  • High value, strategic tenders
  • EU Directives on Purchasing
  • Commercial Terms & Conditions of Trade 
  • Best practice (legislation, regulations, processes)
  • Consortium Activities (HEPCW, "Value Wales")


Darren Evans
Purchasing Manager

  • Telecommunications procurement
  • Estates related tendering projects
  • EU and specific tenders
  • Oracle P2P development and Reports
  • Best Practice Procurement process development
  • Supplier performance monitoring
  • Data spend/systems/tools & procurement monitoring management
  • Quality Review
  • Consortium Activities (HEPCW, “Value Wales”)
  • Procurement Training

Julie Paynter
Senior Purchasing Officer

  • Catering Procurement
  • Cleaning Contracts
  • Agency staff
  • Business Travel (including Car Hire)
  • EU and specific tenders
  • Estates Projects
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Procurement efficiencies/savings
  • Quality Review (Support)

Huw Price
Senior Purchasing Officer

  • Utilities (energy) procurement
  • Sustainable Procurement/Carbon Footprint
  • Low Carbon related projects
  • Library Books, periodicals
  • Legal Services
  • EU and specific tenders
  • Estates Projects
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Quality Review (Support)


Stuart Franklin

Senior Purchasing Officer

  • Laboratory & Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Estates Projects
  • EU and specific tenders
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Quality Review (Support)

Tony Hale

Senior Purchasing Officer

  • Stationery & Computer Consumable
  • Copier Paper
  • Office equipment (incl Photocopiers)
  • IT Equipment
  • Office, reception and residential Furniture
  • EU and specific tenders
  • Prining and Design
  • Supplier Peformance Monitoring
  • Quality Review (Support)


Jean Loudwell
Purchasing Officer

  • Supervision of Section reception and admin support area
  • Support on Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Support on EU tenders etc., in conjunction with Senior Purchasing Officers
  • Support on managing a range of contracts, eg Postal Services, Franking Machines
  • Support on Agreement for Audio-Visual equipment

Sian Hearn

Purchasing Assistant

  • Reception and admin support
  • Customer enquiries', support for contracts eg: fuel cards; telecommunications contracts


Hannah Barnett

  • Reception and admin support
  • Oracle support (supplier set up and general data verification)

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Purchasing Section

Phone: 02920 879648
Fax: 02920 874789

Cardiff University, Purchasing Section
McKenzie House
30-36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE

Additional information:

The Purchasing Section is part of the Finance Division