Procurement Experts Prosper Has Further Strengthened Its Team With Two Key Appointments

Issue 103

Rachel Hunter and Kirsty Dodd have joined the company and will be based at the firm's office at the Silverlink in North Shields.

Rachel joins as a Procurement and Contracts Manager and will be responsible for providing procurement support on projects, strategic procurement activities and call-off procurement activity. She will liaise with many of Prosper’s clients across Central, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

She joins the company after working as a supply contracts manager for an energy company – a role she held for six years. After graduating from the University of Sunderland with a degree in media production, Rachel has worked in various planning and production roles.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Prosper’s clients and supply chain partners. My role will be to support them through the delivery of compliant, cost-efficient and effective procurement solutions and supporting them to meet their objectives.”

Outside of work, Rachel’s hobbies and interests are music and attending gigs, watching films, reading and travelling.

Meanwhile, Kirsty Dodd joins the company as Project Manager and is responsible for business planning and strategy. Working alongside Prosper’s Head of Strategy & Governance, she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of procurement from her previous roles working in the financial and legal sectors.

Kirsty also holds a BA in English Literature, an MA in Creative Writing and a PGCE in Secondary Education. After a brief spell in teaching, she founded a company developing an innovative product to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry. Prosper’s focus on sustainability in this sector drew her to the position.

She said, “My love of strategy makes this role a perfect fit. I’m really excited to be joining such an ambitious and forward-thinking company and I’m looking forward to helping Prosper develop, grow and achieve its vision. The decarbonisation and sustainability areas of the business align so well with my background and ambitions.”

In her spare time, Kirsty likes hiking, running, reading, writing, and travelling.

Rod Brasington, CEO of Prosper, said: “These are two significant appointments and I’d like to welcome Rachel and Kirsty to the Prosper team. We’ve restructured the business to align with our growth aspirations and build sufficient resources and expertise to continue to provide an excellent service to our clients. They will be able to support the team with our increased work volumes.

“Rachel will work alongside and support our Head of Procurement and Kirsty will focus on business planning and strategy to align with our Executive Board’s commitment to growing and developing Prosper effectively, sustainably and responsibly. These are really exciting times ahead.”

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