London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is seeking nominations for board elections.

Are you at Director level or is there a Director within your organisation where there would be mutual benefit to being on the LUPC Board? If so, we hope you will consider standing yourself or share this article with a Director you may have identified. A nomination will be required from another Member Institution (we can help you with this).

LUPC is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to achieve value for money for our members in their procurement of goods and services, in a way that benefits our members, society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

As a company, we are governed by our Articles of Association and these can be seen here: LUPC Articles.
We are owned by our members and the company is overseen by LUPC’s Board, the current Board members are listed on our Governance pages: LUPC Governance

Board meetings are held every three months on a Friday morning, either via Teams or occasionally in person at LUPC’s Central London office. These are in March, June, September and December, usually around the middle of the month.

This year we have two vacancies for Directors to join our Board. Directorships are not remunerated, but past directors have invariably found the experience an interesting, rewarding and beneficial one. Following a recent skills audit to identify areas of low representation across the existing Board, we would welcome the inclusion of applications from candidates with skills particularly in Legal services (to provide Board Governance assurance) and in Procurement.

If you do not have these specific skills, please do not let this deter you from applying as we may not receive nominations from candidates in these areas and other opportunities to join may happen during the year.

LUPC promotes a diverse and inclusive community and we welcome applications from any under- represented groups; it is our intention to have a Board that reflects the diversity of our membership.

The closing date for nominations is close of business on 11 July 2022

The board election process can be found here. If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact Don Bowman, LUPC Director.