Kenneth Willy Brown is heading the Chief Procurement Office within South African National Treasury since February 2013. Before entering the public sector, Mr. Brown had a career in teaching. Mr. Brown joined the National Treasury in 1998 as a Deputy Director: Financial Planning, and in 2001 he assumed the position of Director: Provincial Policy, which underpins the national transfers to provinces. He has also served as Chief Director: Intergovernmental Policy and Planning, and oversaw sector policies that impact on provinces and local government. Prior to taking the responsibility of the Chief Procurement Officer, he was Deputy Director-General within the Intergovernmental Relations where he oversaw the provincial and local government finances including sub-national transfers. Mr. Brown holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the United States; a BA with Honors in Economics from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa; and a Primary Teacher’s Diploma.