David Downs

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Phone : +44 (0) 7801 225 709
Email : david.downs@burntoak-partners.com


David Downs

Partner at Burnt Oak Partners UK&I


David has worked in sourcing advisory for almost 20 years. Formally Director of Sourcing Advisory for the UK market with Burnt Oak Partners, he has also held consulting positions with Source, KPMG, EquaTerra and Morgan Chambers. 

Prior to moving into advisory work, David held senior positions within such organisations as Thomas Cook Group and Pearl Assurance, where he was responsible for the success of outsourcing arrangements from both the client and supply side.

David has advised over 60 separate organisations on their outsourcing challenges, across all major industry sectors, within the UK, Europe and beyond. His experience covers ITO and BPO on deals ranging from £1m to £420m per annum

He has a depth of expertise across all aspects of the sourcing lifecycle from sourcing strategy, through supplier negotiation and selections , to sourcing governance, SIAM and benefit realisation.