Karen McBride

Director of supplies

Karen is the Director of Supplies for Certas with responsibility to develop, lead and execute the purchasing strategy for the business.

Karen started in the oil industry in 1999, working for BP Fuels Marketing in Grangemouth, and was part of the first DCC acquisition in the UK of Scottish Fuels in 2001.

Originally working in Sales and National Accounts Karen moved across to Supplies in Oct 2004 just prior to the acquisition of the Shell Direct business, Emo Oil, and has been involved in all the acquisitions and integration teams since then.

Initially looking after 2 supply contracts with oil majors BP and Shell, Karen and the Supplies team now manage in excess of 5 billion litres of bulk fuel purchases and contracts per annum with all refiners and fuel importers throughout the UK.  The team also support other functions with tendering of contracts and Indirect Spend.

Previously Karen worked in Insurance Sales for the Automobile Association and holds a BA (Hons) in Commerce from Napier University.  Out of work Karen likes spending time with her family, travelling and Pilates.