Paul Tomany steps down as Managing Director

10 Feb
Paul Tomany steps down as Managing Director  

After almost 20 years as Managing Director of NWUPC, Paul Tomany is stepping down from the role in February and retiring. Julie-Ann Garton has been appointed the new Managing Director of the Consortium and we would like to wish her a warm welcome.


Paul first became involved with NWUPC whilst working at the University of Central Lancashire as a member of the Administrative and Professional Services Group, which later became the Heads of Procurement Group. During his time at NWUPC, Paul has overseen the Consortium becoming a limited company and the expansion of the contracting programme and central team. Paul instigated a number of projects that have been of benefit to the sector, including the very successful NVQ training programme, something Paul is particularly proud of. Paul is returning to his first love, archaeology, as he undertakes an MA in Mesolithic Archaeology at the University of York. I’m sure you will join us in the Central Team in wishing Paul well for the future as he returns to his ‘career in ruins’!


We welcome Julie-Ann back to NWUPC who is joining us as the new Managing Director. Julie-Ann has a wealth of experience in procurement, working for Greater Manchester Police, then as one of Paul’s early appointments to NWUPC as Contracts Manager as well as a Purchasing Manager at Salford University. Her most recent role was as Compliance Manager at Crescent Purchasing Consortium, who support Further Education Colleges. Julie-Ann commented “I am delighted to return to the fold and look forward to working with our members to support great procurement.  I am inheriting a fantastic team who have all contributed to NWUPC’s recent achievement of Investors In People Platinum Award, a rare and admirable accolade


We look forward to working with Julie-Ann and building upon previous successes to deliver a first class service to our members.