Meet the Team

Michael Wright

Chief Executive

Michael’s role involves leading the organisation, being accountable for delivery and ensuring that they have a clear direction and strategic plan working closely with the Chief Operating Officer.

He is also Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee Limited and has been since 1 April 2016. Michael was previously the LMC’s Head of Liaison overseeing and actively involved in advising and supporting GPs and their teams.

Before joining the LMC, he was Director of Primary Care in a local CCG following experience in NHS project management and after that GP practice management. Prior to this he served in the Royal Air Force medical services.

Helen Shuker

Chief Operating Officer

Helen’s role involves overseeing the strategic development of the group as well as managing its day-to-day operations.

Helen’s original role with Nottinghamshire LMC was as its Head of Communications before she became the LMC subsidiary company’s Head of Operations in 2016 and then Director of Services in 2019.

Before joining the LMC, she worked for a large membership organisation as its press officer and before that spent some years working as a journalist and editor in Wales and the north of England.

Gary Burns

Procurement Consultant

Gary has been working with the LMC Buying Group since 2006. He leads on supplier negotiations and market testing and works with individual practices and Federations regarding their purchasing efficiency.

Gary has been in procurement since 1983 and in purchasing management since 1986. He worked in the aviation, electronics, telecommunications and IT sectors before working in purchasing consultancy for SMEs since 1998.

Amanda Piper

Business Support and Finance Manager

Amanda joined the Buying Group as its Business Support and Finance Officer in May 2018 and was promoted to Manager in October 2022.

She previously worked for Nottinghamshire LMC managing the day to day operations of the LMC office, assisting with the finance, committee and HR functions and providing PA duties to the Chief Executive.

Ashleigh Beer

Business Support Officer

Ashleigh joined the Buying Group team in January 2020 and currently works as a Business Support Officer. Ashleigh provides support to the Buying Group in an important customer facing role. This includes liaising with suppliers, working on sales data and is the first point of call for membership queries. Her work is sometimes behind the scenes to support the wider team in the day-to-day operations.

Ashleigh previously worked for Nottinghamshire LMC in a variety of roles which also included providing administrative support for their GP workforce recruitment and retention schemes.

Raheema Din

Marketing and Events Officer

Raheema joined the Buying Group team as the Communications and Events Assistant in 2020 and was promoted to her current role in April 2023. Her role includes responsibility over the social media platforms and preparation of events throughout the year.

She previously worked for Nottinghamshire LMC as a business administration apprentice and then as an Admin Assistant.

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