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Phil Turbeville, chief executive

Eddie Hyams, managing director

Stuart Rogers, head of procurement

Graham Mills, new build procurement specialist

Geoff Shackleton, head of asset management

Richard Rigg, head of asset development

Graham Levy, generation company solicitor

Nick Plant, generation manager, east

John Crackett, generation manager, west

Bill Burrough, generation manager, gas

Arthur Wright, generation manager, Europe

Contact

Stuart Rogers, head of procurement:tel (01283) 519 4229

Procurement head Stuart Rogers joined Eastern Generation in June and is charged with implementing a new procurement culture. His belief in close working relationships with consultants and contractors, leading to potential negotiated contracts and partnering agreements, was evolved while serving as procurementmanager at Anglian Water. From 1991-94 Rogers was head of procurement at pharmaceuticals giant SmithKline Beecham, where he oversaw delivery of a state-of-the-art £200M research & development facility. In the late 1980s he was with BUPA, building new hospitals.

'There's a common thread across all fourindustries,' he says of his diverse experiences. 'It's getting suppliers to understand the culture of the business they are supplying.'

Rogers says clients should understand precisely the nature of what they want. Never outsource a problem, he advises, or costs escalate. However, interpretation of the client's brief through design and construction are areas in which value can be honed or lost, he says.Consultants and contractors can contribute to significant whole-life savings and reduced risk if they know the client and what the client has to do.

Good procurement 'maximises yield from people'. Low cost is seldom an economicsubstitute for quality, Rogers says.

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