Legal services procurement consultancy Kennedy Cater has appointed Helen Edwards as its new Director and Head of Public Sector.
Edwards has worked in local authority legal departments for 19 years, the last eight as director of legal services at two authorities.
Her most recent appointment was at oneSource, the shared legal service between the London boroughs of Havering and Newham.
Edwards will be the lead contact for the London Boroughs Legal Alliance and the Housing Associations Legal Alliance, both of which Kennedy Cater help to run.
She replaces Vivienne Horton, who will remain with the company as a consultant.
Tim Morel, Founder and Director of Kennedy Cater, said: “Helen’s in-house background will further enhance our expertise in this sector and give focus to increasing collaboration between our public and private sector teams on projects that require real innovation.”
Edwards said: “I am delighted to have joined Kennedy Cater. In the difficult economic climate facing our public sector clients, I am excited by the opportunity to use my transformation skills to show them how investing in our services can achieve significant savings and sustainable quality and efficiency improvements.”