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NHS Supply Chain completes board expansion with final non-executive director appointment

21 March 2023

NHS Supply Chain is delighted to announce Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the management function of NHS Supply Chain, and Heather Tierney-Moore, Chair of SCCL, have appointed Sandra MacQuillan as non-executive director, bringing the expanded SCCL Board to its full complement.

Sandra joins the board on 6 April 2023 for a three year term and brings with her more than 30 years of extensive international supply chain leadership experience.

Sandra’s previous role was executive vice president and chief supply chain officer at Mondelez International, a multinational food and beverage company operating in 150 countries. Prior to this she was senior vice president and chief supply chain officer at Kimberley-Clark Corporation, with responsibility globally for procurement, manufacturing, logistics, quality, safety and sustainability.

Sandra also served as global vice president, supply chain for Global Petcare, a $15 billion business of Mars, Incorporated and was responsible for procurement, manufacturing, engineering, and logistics. During her tenure at Mars, she also served in a variety of operations and supply chain roles.

She has been ranked number one global supply chain leader last October by Alcott Global and was also named number one global woman in supply chain leadership in 2020.

Sandra has lived and worked in the UK, Czech Republic, Russia, Middle East, Belgium and most recently in the U.S.

She is on the executive advisory board of Zero100 which focuses on developing and challenging Industry to Zero emissions and 100 percent digital. She also sits on the executive advisory board for BOOM! an organisation focused on supporting women in supply chain roles around the world. 

Sandra is also currently non-executive director of TRIMBLE Inc. a technology company based in Silicon Valley and Board of Trustee member for Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Sandra MacQuillan

I’m delighted to welcome Sandra as another fantastic non-executive Board member appointment to NHS Supply Chain. Sandra joins at a truly exciting time of growth for our organisation as we focus on meeting the changing needs of the NHS.

Collectively we have such phenomenal talent around our board table and are confident we can achieve our ambition for the NHS. It gives us the strong foundations to take forward our vision and strategy.

Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, SCCL Chair

I’m excited by NHS Supply Chain’s vision and strategy. I’m keen to use my global supply chain sector expertise to help the organisation to be the best it can be in its support of the NHS. This is my way of giving back as I retire from executive life and make the move from the US back to the UK.

Sandra MacQuillan, SCCL’s new non-executive director

Sandra joins existing NEDs on the SCCL board Rob Houghton and Heather Benjamin and recently appointed Rommel Pereira and Mark Swyny.


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Notes to editors

All information in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

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About SCCL

Oversight and operational management of NHS Supply Chain is delivered by a management function, Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL). SCCL was incorporated on 25 July 2017 and is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 10881715. NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) are the sole shareholders of SCCL.

SCCL remains a separate organisation to NHS England.

About NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain is part of the NHS family and manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

We manage more than 7.7 million orders per year across 129,420 order points and 16,705 locations. We deliver over 35 million lines of picked goods to the NHS annually and our systems consolidate orders from over 1100 suppliers. This enables us to bring value to our NHS partners, helping them save time and money in removing duplication of overlapping contracts.

Our operating model aims to leverage the buying power of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of clinically assured, quality products at the best value through a range of specialist buying functions.

The model consists of specialist procurement functions delivering clinical consumables, medical technologies, capital medical equipment, and non-medical products such as food and office solutions. Two enabling services for logistics and supporting technology underpin the model.

NHS Supply Chain is committed to enabling the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.