Gary Stephens

Gary Stephens head shot

Gary has worked in the housing sector as a director for a number of years, supporting Orbit and other housing providers to achieve improved procurement outcomes by embedding a strategic approach to procurement which includes effective approaches to Spend Analysis, Category Management and e-procurement so as to successfully deliver business plan outcomes.

Gary is working with other partners (Wates, PWC, CIH and SEUK) to help embed an improved approach to Social Value in procurement activity across the housing sector. In 2012 Gary’s team won the prestigious CIH/Inside Housing award for ‘Procurement Team of the Year’.

Before joining Orbit, Gary spent 17 years at NatWest and 4 years in Coventry City Council and Warwickshire Probation Area.

Qualifications: MCIPS