Director Profiles - innovative insurance solutions
Executive Board Membersinnovative insurance solutions
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer, Business Intelligence Division
Chief Operating Officer,
Global Services Division
Operational Board Members
Senior Executive Officer,
Business Intelligence Division
Senior Executive Officer,
Global Services Division
Dr David MacDonald
Chief Information Officer
Ron Burges (aged 66), Executive Chairman
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Ron founded BiP Solutions in 1984 to publish the UK's first directory of public sector contract opportunities, Contrax Weekly. Prior to this he had a successful career in the motor and cleaning trades. He was CEO of the company since its creation, before becoming Executive Chairman during the restructure of the business into three Divisions in May 2012. Ron has been instrumental in defining BiP's market-leading solutions and has overseen the company's expansion into providing allied services and solutions that facilitate the interaction between buyer and supplier communities. Ron is also an accomplished writer on procurement issues and a speaker and presenter at conferences nationally and internationally. He now focuses on the strategic direction of the company and its expansion into new markets.
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Linda joined BiP in August 2011. As Chief Financial Officer, she plays an integral role in providing financial and strategic insight to the leadership teams of the Business Intelligence and Global Services Divisions, the Executive Board of BiP Solutions and key external stakeholders. Reporting to the Executive Chairman, Linda is responsible for providing essential input in the operational and commercial objectives of BiP and is central to developing strategies for growth and innovation - including future acquisitions. Linda has a proven track record of managing successful finance functions within both the UK and overseas, including Europe and the United States. Linda joined BiP from Eurofriction Ltd where she acted as Finance and Customer Services Director. She is a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and studied at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She has considerable experience of operating at senior board level within high-growth organisations across a variety of industry sectors.
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Simon joined BiP Solutions in 1998 and has overall responsibility for the Business Intelligence Division. He has successfully managed the organisation of numerous high-profile events including conferences and exhibitions for the Ministry of Defence and the Scottish Government. In 2008, he oversaw the launch of Procurex Scotland, an annual conference and exhibition aimed at both the public and private sectors. Simon was responsible for the inception and successful delivery of the first Procurex National conference and exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham in March 2010. Simon regularly attends the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, which specifically addresses leadership development and the global business challenge. In 2008 he successfully completed the Building and Leading Customer-Centric Organisations course and in 2009 the Leading Professional Service Firms course.
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Scott joined BiP Solutions as IT Director in 1999 and was appointed Commercial Director in 2004. He now has overall responsibility for the Global Services Division, which includes identifying and developing new business opportunities for BiP in the UK and overseas. Scott has experience in a number of international procurement projects, including assignments in Kenya, Kosovo, Montenegro and the United Arab Emirates.
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Grahame is responsible for the successful delivery of the Business Intelligence Division's day to day operations, as well as contributing to the strategic direction and overall profitability of the Division. He is accountable for the quality and speed of delivery of the firm's online and print information services, including business intelligence services such as Tracker, the Government Opportunities website and publications such as MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin (MOD DCB). Before joining BiP in January 2003, Grahame worked in various senior editorial and publishing roles for the media company EMAP plc. Grahame regularly attends the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, which specifically addresses leadership development and the global business challenge. Harvard Business School sets a high standard and in 2008 Grahame successfully completed the Delivering Information Services course and, in 2009, the Leading Professional Service Firms course.
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Gillian is BiP Solutions' Global Services Division Senior Executive Officer. She has worked for the company since 1986 and has experience of many of the company's major business functions. Responsible for the sales, marketing and customer services functions within the Division, Gillian has been integral to the adoption of e-Tendering with a wide range of public sector clients and their supplier bases and has extensive experience within the public procurement marketplace, working with both buyers and suppliers in the adoption of best practice processes and engagement of their communities. A member of the Institute of Customer Services, Gillian further utilises her experience to promote customer service to improve business performance through demonstrating the tangible return on investment and measurable impact of a positive customer experience.
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David joined BiP Solutions as Operations Director in March 2009 and became Chief Information Officer as the company restructured into separate divisions. He brings 17 years of diverse experience in bridging business, process and IT solutions. Prior to joining BiP Solutions, David was Development Director for SunGard where he was responsible for product development, software solution implementations, training services and driving strategic change within the business. His background combines considerable project management experience with business process design and the design, development and maintenance of information management systems. His remit also includes responsibility for the company's Human Resources team.