Professor John LorimerJohn heads the Division responsible for managing Manchester City Council's capital programme.  The group includes a Technical Services Unit and Programme Management Team, Education and PPP Unit.  The latter is responsible for the delivery of the 500 million pound Building Schools for the Future programme.

A Procurement team within the Technical Services Unit has responsibility for establishing and maintaining framework and similar working agreements with suppliers for the capital programme which also includes regeneration projects.

Prior to joining MCC in 2002 John worked in the private sector on major projects in both Building and Civil Engineering, at home and in Europe and the Far East.

His work as Operations Director with main contractors and also as a specialist sub-contractor has highlighted some of the tensions inherent within the supply chain.