Atkinson joins the company from UK Shared Business Services, where he provided procurement functions on behalf of government departments and partnership organisations.
He has also worked with specialist research councils and organisations including the Natural Environment Council, Medical Research Council, Science and Technology Facilities Council and the UK Space Agency.
Commenting on Atkinson’s appointment, Jon Williams, group purchasing director for CH&Co Group, said:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew to the procurement team. His proven skills in leadership, strategic planning, operational delivery, supply chain rationalisation and managing client relationships, to name a few, plus his desire to always enable access to the right commodity at the right price will ensure the CH&Co Group procurement function continues to effectively underpin the business.”