Professor Annamaria La Chimia (PhD, LLM, Laurea) (Avvocato, Italy) is Professor of Law & Development and Director of the Public Procurement Research Group, at the School of Law, University of Nottingham. Professor La Chimia is also a Research Fellow, at the African Public Procurement Law Unit, Department of Mercantile Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Professor La Chimia has over 20 years experience in researching, writing and teaching public procurement law and policy. She has acted as expert advisor for numerous international organizations, NGOs, international donors and development banks and has trained policy makers, procurement officials and judges. She is the author of numerous international publications, her work has been cited extensively and has received sponsorship from the AHRC, The BA and the Levelhume foundations.