Helen 2017

Helen Mackenzie


Helen Mackenzie


Welcome to Helen Mackenze, I am a Procurement consultants based in Scotland, UK.

Award Winning

Leading the way in community engagement to ensure service users are involved in the services being delivered.

Data Analytics

Analysing spend data, need and demand to provide key information for procurement and service delivery.

Performance Improvement

Unlocking services from historical delivery patterns, applying forward thinking and challenging assumptions.


About Helen

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Hi I’m Helen and I am mad about procurement. I currently work in the public sector in Scotland as a Chief Procurement Officer – well Head of Exchequer Services actually!

I’ve been a manager, responsible for people, for two decades. I’ve worked in corporate and front line services in government, business and the not for profit sectors throughout the UK.

I currently have a “day job” with responsibility for procurement spend of just under £50m, operational budgets of £5m, over 40 employees and their managers. I also do management consultancy for small businesses and not for profit organisations.

Over the years my teams have improved performance, reduced costs, found new sources of income and adapted to change and innovation. In 2014 my procurement team won a national award for excellence and I currently chair the Scottish Local Government Procurement Forum.

I am fascinated by all things procurement. From specifications and commissioning at the start to contract and supplier management at the end; I can’t get enough of the subject, the work and the great results we achieve for our organisations and our communities.

So if you’re part of the world of procurement come over and connect with me on ProcuriousLinked In or on Twitter @SuperstarHelen.

Read my Interview with Peter Smith from SpendMatters.


Striving to discover and incorporate best practice from around the world into Procurement in the Public and Private Sectors.


The engagement of service users to allow contract delivery to meet their wants & needs, whilst also ensuring best practice and service delivery.


What People Say

I am delighted that the Comhairle’s work in procurement has been recognised at a national level.

Cllr Norman MacDonald Comhairle Convener Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

It is extremely encouraging to see new projects which seek to use Community Choices Budgeting to put people at heart of decision making for their communities. These contracts show what can be done using the procurement process as means of giving people real power over the services they receive. My congratulations to the Comhairle and the partners on this award

Kevin Stewart - SNP - Aberdeen Central
May 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Kevin Stewart MSP Local Government and Housing Minister (2016) The Scottish Parliament

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