03 July 2003
Rob Knott has left his job as director of procurement at Ernst & Young and formed a new consultancy, Sourcing Dynamics, specialising in procurement transformation.
One of his public-sector clients is the Metropolitan Police, where he is co-leading a project with Gary Caswell, former purchasing director at Axa and the Stationery Office. Reporting to Steve Atherton, the Met's director of procurement services, the pair's role includes the design and implementation of a new category management process.
"There's a willingness to embrace change within the Met and it wants to be recognised for procurement excellence," he said.
Before joining E&Y in March 2001, Knott led procurement at the investment banks Lehman Brothers and Schroders. He is a member of SM's editorial advisory board.