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Paul YatesSenior Manager

Paul is a highly experienced procurement and local content practitioner. He has over 25 years of supply chain experience,working as a consultant to improve strategies, processes, systems and organisation to deliver bottom-line results.

Main areas of practice

Paul’s focus throughout his career has been on supply chain, specifically, delivering performance improvement in procurement. He has specialised in the design and delivery of local content programmes, based on his many years of experience in the oil, gas and extractives industries.


Paul has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, supporting organisations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, primarily in the oil, gas, extractives and process-based industries. Paul has also worked for BP and Tullow Oil in supply chain performance improvement and project roles.


Paul has worked with a variety of global oil majors, such as as Shell and BP, as well as smaller more regional organisations, including KOC, Statoil, and Tullow Oil. His experience extends to mining companies such as Rio Tinto and Ma’aden, as well as utility organisations including Transco, United Utilities, National Grid, and Thames Water.

Sector expertise

  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Chemicals
  • Procurement strategy
  • Local content
  • Requisition to pay improvement
  • Procurement systems
  • Sourcing
  • Procurement organisation design