Cahill, Prof Dermot

Cahill, Prof Dermot

ICPS Chairman

Professor Dermot Cahill holds the Chair in Commercial Law at Bangor University. A graduate of the College of Europe, Professor Cahill is the Chairman of the Bangor Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS). The ICPS specialises in evidence-based research into the behavioural responses of public institutions and their suppliers to public procurement policies, laws and practices. At the ICPS, Professor Cahill’s multinational, interdisciplinary team has conducted several innovative public procurement projects in recent times.

Clifford, Gary

Clifford, Gary

ICPS Director

Gary Clifford is the Director of the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS), Programme Director of Procurement Week, and a Procurement Research Lecturer within Bangor Law School. Gary is a trained Project Manager and more recently earned an Executive Master’s postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) and excelled in Managing Skills, Marketing, Branding and Communications, Lean Management, People Management and International Trade.
He has substantial expertise and experience in the areas of Business Strategy, SME Friendly Procurement, Public Sector Procurement, Bid/Tender Management, Category Management, Change Management, Contract Management, Entrepreneurship, and Program Management - having previously run a number of successful SME/Public Sector Procurement projects (applied research). For more detail about Gary, please visit his LinkedIn page

Evans, Ceri

Evans, Ceri

Senior Procurement Specialist

Ceri Evans joined the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) from Cardiff Business School in January 2009 and was the first member of staff employed by the Founding Director of the Institute, Professor Dermot Cahill. Ceri has proved instrumental over the years in securing substantial grant funding for the Institute and has led a number of successful major research grant bids including £2.2m from the EU’s Ireland/Wales INTERREG Programme in 2010 (with Prof Cahill) for the “Winning in Tendering” project. He has also brought-in significant additional funding through winning a number of prestigious public sector contracts to engage in procurement research.

Eyo, Dr Ama

Eyo, Dr Ama

Lecturer in Law

Dr Ama Eyo joined Bangor Law School in January 2011 as Lecturer in Law. A specialist in public sector procurement, Ama has a background leading sustainable and strategic procurement programmes, procurement process transformation, and achieving savings within the emergency services central government. She has also previously worked in procurement research and was actively involved in regulatory and commercial legal practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria prior to relocating to the United Kingdom. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Nigerian Monthly Law Report.

Hughes, Becky

Hughes, Becky

Head of Administration

Becky Hughes is the Administrator for the “Winning in Tendering” project and plays a vital role in ensuring the project runs smoothly. Becky has worked in a number of diverse administrative roles in the past, most recently a position in the Department for Work & Pensions. Becky has won a number of prestigious awards for her diligence and the service she has provided and has particular expertise in record keeping, as well as strong organisational skills.

Clear, Stephen

Clear, Stephen

Legal Research Support Officer

Stephen Clear has been teaching at Bangor Law School for five years. He joined the ICPS team in June 2011 as a Project Research Assistant, and was later appointed Public Procurement Legal Research Support Officer in September 2011. Stephen primarily assists Dr Ama Eyo on the 'Remedies Law' work package of the Winning in Tendering project through conducting case law analysis. He also contributes to the development of new teaching material.

Clear, Stephen

Mbah, Miriam

Research Assistant

Miriam Mbah is the ‘Research Assistant’ for the ICPS team and an LLM student at Bangor University studying Public Procurement and Strategy Law. Miriam graduated from Bangor University last year (2015) with a First class degree in Law with Criminology, an ‘Oxford University Press’ student Award, and with the most employable Bangor University Law Student Award 2015 amongst other achievements. Before graduating, Miriam interned with the ICPS team last year, organising the prestigious and successful Procurement Week 2015 and is very much looking forward to Procurement Week 2017, which will be help in London this year!

Ling, Li

Ling, Li

International Relationships and Programmes Officer

Born and educated in Malaysia, Li Ling is an LLB graduate from Bangor University. Before undertaking the postgraduate Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Chester, Li took the Employment Tribunal Skills and Discrimination Law Course at Cardiff University. Li also holds an LLM Masters degree in Law from Bangor University.
As our Procurement Week International Relationships Officer, Li speaks 9 languages from the Asia or South East Asia region - regions of the World where Procurement Week has a strong following.