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The Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab provides implemented social sourcing innovation and circular economy leadership and development solutions to Governments, public sector bodies and corporations. Our aim is to create a more just, fair and sustainable world by optimizing the social and environmental value of every dollar spent.

We do this by supporting governments, public and social leaders to design, develop and execute innovative sourcing strategies, circular economy procurement frameworks and financing models optimizing social value, costs and efficiency objectives.

Our Team

Dr. Margaret Satya Rose

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Margaret Satya Rose is a Senior Partner at Lex Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago offices, heads the Governance, Procurement & Financial Crime (GPFC) Practice and handles high-public-interest matters. The Lex GPFC practice is the first legal unit of its kind providing specialist procurement compliance advisory support regionally. Called to the bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1995 and qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean Margaret has developed a unique and significant specialisation in public procurement law. Margaret holds an LLB (Hons), and an LLM in Corporate Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies, with dissertation entitled ‘Anomalies in Public Procurement Law’ (2012). Margaret also has a Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice (DPRP) from the Institute of Policy Research, University of Bath, UK. Margaret’s doctoral research focused on the history and philosophy underpinning procurement law and the evolution of modern public procurement governance norms with her thesis entitled ‘Examining the Normative-Ethical Orientation of Modern Public Procurement Governance Systems’ (2024).

In her high-public-interest matters practice, Margaret has extensive litigation, commission of inquiry and jury trial experience combined with specialist procurement fraud, corporate crime, and anti-corruption investigation expertise. Margaret has served in several major corruption Commissions of Inquiry in the English-Speaking Caribbean, including as Counsel in the Piarco Airport Development Commission, the Commission of Inquiry into UDECOTT and the Construction Sector in Trinidad and Tobago, and the ‘Landate’ Commission of Inquiry. Margaret has also developed a high-public-interest matter practice and has served as junior counsel on the first state confiscation proceedings in Trinidad and Tobago, the first judicial review proceedings quashing the interdiction of a public servants’ salary, and the first successful prosecution in the Commonwealth of the tort of misfeasance in public office.

Dr. Margaret Rose is also the former Executive Director of the Caribbean Procurement Institute over the period 2006 to 2017 and subsequently in the Procurement Innovation and Leadership Lab (UK and Caribbean) from 2017 to present. In this role Margaret has been involved in developing and delivering public procurement law training and capacity building interventions, curating international public procurement experts for regional engagement, revising and drafting procurement policies, tender rules and documentation, and providing legal advice on bidding disputes and procurement compliance risk for public sector organisations across the Caribbean. Also in this role, Margaret has acted as a sub-consultant on the IDB-funded modernization of public procurement law project in Barbados (2011), and has contributed Preliminary Comments on procurement reform to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago (2014), to the 2016 UNODC Handbook on Procurement and Corruption in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the 2020 UNESCAP publication on trade and procurement in times of crisis.

In her general practice, Margaret has acted as counsel in arbitrations and has served as arbitrator in procurement, and construction contracts. Margaret has served on several state and private sector boards and has chaired Procurement Advisory and Tenders Committees, is former Vice Chairman of the local chapter of Transparency International, the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, a former executive council member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago

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Robin Jackson

Business Development (United Kingdom)

Robin Jackson is one of the best-known and respected figures in the procurement world. He has held senior management positions with major corporations including the Ford Motor Company, Philips Electronics and Nissan before joining ADR International in 1988.

With ADR International he has amassed a wealth of hands-on purchasing experience with clients worldwide in Europe, the US, South Africa, APAC and Australasia. He has led projects in many sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive, engineering, rail, FMCG, financial, building materials and footwear. Robin regularly writes for publications and is happy to speak with authority on any issue connected with purchasing, procurement and supply chain management, at local or global level.  Robin became CEO of ADR International in April 2007 when the company restructured to take advantage of increasing demands for procurement services.

Through PILL, Robin brings the wealth of expertise in institutional procurement capacity building and focuses it in particular on data-driven social and circular procurement strategies.

Mr. Vaughn Rondon

Procurement & Supply Chain Management Lead Consultant

Vaughn RondonMr. Vaughn Rondon is leading public procurement and supply chain management specialist and renowned for his extensive expertise and leadership in the field. With over two decades of experience, he has navigated demanding environments with a blend of people skills, ethical values, and a profound understanding of procurement intricacies. Mr. Rondon is deeply committed to aligning stakeholder requirements with procurement strategies in a manner that is fair, transparent, and value-driven.

His journey in the realm of procurement began with a solid educational foundation, culminating in a Master of Science in Strategic Procurement Management from the University of South Wales. Additionally, he has acquired a wealth of certifications and training from prestigious institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS Chartered) and currently the University of Nottingham Public Procurement Law and Policy, among others.

Mr. Rondon’s professional trajectory is marked by a series of impactful roles in various organizations in both the public and private sector across Trinidad and Tobago. During his over twenty-five (25) year career, Mr. Rondon has acted as Manager, Group Procurement Sourcing at Royal Bank of Canada Financial (Caribbean) Limited; Senior Procurement Advisor and Chairman, Evaluations Committee at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT); Senior Procurement Officer at the College of Science Technology Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTATT); Manager Procurement and Secretary, Tenders Committee at the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT); Senior Manager Contracts and Procurement at the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT); Divisional Manager of Procurement & Contracts at Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (TTHDC) and is currently General Manager Procurement & Contracts at the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA).

His contributions have consistently led to substantial cost savings, efficient contract management, and the implementation of innovative procurement strategies.

Beyond his corporate engagements, Vaughn is deeply invested in the development of procurement professionals and the advancement of the field. He has served as a part-time lecturer for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and held the position of President of the Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP), where he advocated for high professional standards and promoted learning initiatives.

In summary, Vaughn Rondon’s illustrious career is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and continuous improvement in the field of procurement and supply chain management. His leadership, expertise, and passion for driving positive change have earned him respect and admiration across the industry.

Professor Edward Kosior

Circular Procurement Strategy Lead

Edward has over 37 years’ experience in plastics and rubber he has worked globally with many government and commercial organisations. His expertise is based on 23years as an academic and 14 years working with the recycling of plastics packaging including the design of many modern plants and achieving patented recycling breakthroughs.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences presenting the latest developments and commercial opportunities arising from new technologies
Edward was previously the Associate Professor of Polymer Engineering and Director of the Polymer Technology Centre at RMIT University, Australia, until 1997. He then joined Visy Industries where he was involved from the planning stage of Australia’s foremost post-consumer plastics recycling plant. He has developed novel processes and designed plants for recycling post-consumer PET, HDPE, PP and LDPE bags in Europe and gained approval from the U.S. FDA for several processes used in food contact applications.

He established Nextek Ltd in 2004 to provide consultancy services to assist the development strategic approaches to sustainable packaging, waste reduction and minimal life cycle impact. He is involved with many industry associations, universities, and research organisations and is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineering. He also provides support to organisations such as the Earth Champions Foundation, Plastics Oceans, Project Kaisei and Plastics Marine Litter Advisory Board.

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