Melinda Johnson joined the Department of Health and Social Care in 2017 as commercial director following a period of five years as group commercial director at the Department for Transport. While at DfT Melinda was also director of property, digital, security and information. Melinda joined the Civil Service in 2005 as deputy director in commercial at the Department for Education, where she subsequently held various commercial roles.
Melinda is a fellow of CIPS, having joined in 1988 while on the procurement graduate programme at British Telecom. Her early buying career was in IT procurement in organisations such as National Power. Melinda has worked in the wider public sector as well as being head of policy at CIPS for three years. An advocate of CIPS, Melinda completed four years on the CIPS Board, following her role on CIPS Council, and was chair of CIPS Congress.
Melinda holds a MBA, a BSc Hons in psychology and has a post graduate qualification in marketing. She is a non-executive director of the British Quality Foundation and the NHS SCCL (Supply Chain Coordination Limited).
Melinda is married and lives near Stamford in Lincolnshire.