People

It is essential to us that we recruit and retain the best talent in both procurement and commercial expertise. We have developed a passionate and motivated workforce who take action to achieve results and go the extra mile for our customers.

We make sure that all of our procurement team are either members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or studying towards gaining the qualification. 

Meet our Board:  

Paul Kennedy, Chairman

Paul is the Chairman of Inprova Group and has a long pedigree in the successful development and growth of companies across a wide variety of sectors.  He joined the business in February 2008 and subsequently led a management buyout in the same year, despite the turmoil in the financial markets at that point.  Since then, he has steered the organisation through a period of rapid growth and expansion, all guided by his absolute focus on the two things he is passionate about in business – organisational culture and an understanding of the customer.  He has also held a number of non-executive roles in companies across a diverse range of industries and the third sector.

Following a career in the Civil Service, where Paul was involved in the Government's market testing programme during the 1990s, he joined a division of Hays plc in 1997. Having successfully grown their Public Sector Division over a seven year period by over 150%, Paul left to join A4e, a privately owned international training business and the leading ‘welfare to work' provider in the UK. Under his leadership, his teams focused on successful new market entry and the turnaround of existing Divisions within the Group.  More latterly, Paul was Managing Director of Redstone Converged Solutions, part of Redstone Plc, the AIM listed ICT Company, where he led a successful turnaround of a failing business.

Paul is a qualified Chartered Director and Chairman of youth social inclusion charity Positive Futures, based in Liverpool. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the University of Liverpool’s Management School.

In his spare time, his interests largely involve golf and travel – preferably both at the same time!

 

 

Steve Malone, CEO

Steve has been with the business since August 2008, having worked for a number of major UK and European organisations. He joined Inprova as part of the MBO team and has led the business through a rapid period of growth, investment and change, shaping the procurement business significantly. He has often worked in turnaround and complex stakeholder environments and has a commitment for creating and delivering value.

Steve has 25 years of experience in supply chain and outsourcing. Having spent ten years with AAH Pharmaceuticals and Lloyds Pharmacy Group, he moved to a division of Hays Plc as Contracts Director, developing key public and private sector business and completing an operational turn-around programme in a number of sites.  Latterly Steve has held a number of senior positions with A4e, ICS and 3M, leading on a range of high profile contracts, both within the UK and globally.

In his spare time he loves to be outdoors, predominantly either golfing or walking.

Steve holds a Master’s degree, is a qualified Chartered Director and sits as a Non-Executive on a number of third sector organisations.