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On this page we have provided information about APA leadership team members. These all have a wealth of experience in the Accounts Payable industry.

As a part of their role they will also be amongst our experts answering your questions on the “Ask the Experts” page. So go on – ask an expert!

Jamie Radford (MCIPS) - CEO of APA

Jamie is a qualified Chartered Procurement specialist, holding the (MCIPS) Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification. With over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance functions; Jamie saw a need for a members association specifically for Accounts Payable professionals – so set up the APA. This follows Jamie’s successful management of the LinkedIn Group – The AP Forum.

Jamie’s past roles have included:

  • Head of Accounts Payable at AT&T EMEA
  • Head of Procurement and Payables for Finning/CAT and
  • Managing a successful Finance Consultancy business specialising in Accounts Payable and Procurement

Steve Hunt - Commercial Director of APA

Steve Hunt joins the APA as Commercial Director. Steve has over thirty years of extensive finance and consultancy (Accounts Payable/P2P/Treasury) expertise to bring to the benefit of the APA. Steve has been a Bank Manager and EMEA Treasury Manager in previous roles.

Gareth Jones - Associates Support at the APA

Gareth has over 14 years’ experience in payments and procurement across many industries in public and private sector and is particularly expert in P2P. Gareth joins the APA in a role of Associates Support and has a wealth of experience to bring to the role.

Gareth’s roles have included:

  • Director at P2P Transactional Solutions
  • Purchasing specialist at Finning UK and
  • Many contractor roles advising on various aspects of P2P and procurement

Sam Hitchen - Head of Careers at the APA

Sam is head of AP Careers and his role is to speacialise in sourcing the best talent from the AP world for our clients. With a team of Recruitment Consultants with over 25 years combined experience and ongoing relationships with our candidates who are members of the AP Association, Sam offers much more than a traditional high street recruitment agency. As a membership based organisation, we know that our members and candidates have a strong interest in the AP world and in many cases have completed the APA Technician or Managers certification. As a result of all of this, we are the No.1 Account Payable recruitment partner for our clients across the UK.

Jeff Hunt - Membership Co-Ordinator at the APA

Jeff is the newest member of the team and has an extensive knowledge in running a social media enterprise. Jeff handles all membership enquries. He also helps with technical support and overseeing of our e-learning platform. Any queries or issues regarding membership, events or our APA courses will go through to him.

Rachael O'Connor - Marketing Associate at the APA

Rachael is our expert in all things marketing; running social media campaigns, mailchimp campaigns, writing blogs and press releases and speaking to our members and experts for market research. All to offer our members a wealth of knowledge and information about  our association.



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