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FTA recognises 20 industry stars leading the way for logistics


The UK’s logistics sector is set for new heights in the next year in the hands of 20 industry stars, according to FTA, as it launches its 20 for 20 supplement today (27 November 2019). The supplement identifies the rising stars and industry veterans, nominated by FTA’s senior policy team, who are set to drive logistics to new heights in the coming year.

Accompanying the December issue of FTA’s Logistics Magazine, 20 for 20 is a celebration of individuals drawn from business, government and academia working across the supply chain, and is sponsored by Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking.

David Wells, CEO of FTA, comments: “The UK logistics industry is facing an era of unprecedented change, with pressures such as Brexit, climate change and recruitment shortages mixing with emerging technologies to provide new challenges and opportunities. In this turbulent environment, it is important we recognise the individuals that have made a positive contribution to the sector and who, in the view of FTA, are poised to drive the sector to new heights in 2020. By recognising and rewarding individual contributions in this way, we can challenge others to raise their game and help improve professional standards across the wider industry.”

There is strong female representation within the 20 for 20 list: 40% of candidates are women, compared to the 13.2% *of females which currently comprise the logistics workforce.

The full list is as follows:

  • Doug Bannister, CEO, Port of Dover

  • Rachel Bullen, Fleet Operations Manager, Cadent Gas and Chair of FTA’s Van Policy Group

  • Mark Cracknell, Head of Technology, Zenzic

  • Leon Daniels OBE, Chair of ITT Hub 2020

  • Geraint Davies, Chief Operating Officer, John Raymond Transport Ltd and Chair of Road Council

  • Pamela Dennison, W.S Dennison and Chair of Northern Ireland Freight Council

  • Florence Eshalomi, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee

  • Steve Granite, CEO, Abbey Logistics

  • Professor Philip Greening, Centre for Sustainable Road Freight

  • Stephen Halleran, Regional Distribution Manager, ADM Milling and Chair of Scotland Freight Council

  • Lucy Hudson, Lead Officer Freight and Logistics, Transport for the North

  • Allison Kemp, Managing Director, AIM Commercial Services and Vice Chair of Road Council

  • Emma Leam-Saville, Agency Director, DFDS Seaways plc

  • Philip Martin, Head of Freight Policy, Department for Transport

  • Millie Pardoe, Business Development Associate, Pivot Power

  • Leigh Pomlett, Chair of FTA Strategic Council

  • Dave Rowlands, Technical Director, Wincanton and Chair of West Midlands Freight Council

  • Neil Sime, Managing Director, Victa Railfreight

  • Sagar Singamsetty, Senior Manager, Transportation EU Public Policy, Amazon

  • Amanda Zambon, Public Affairs Manager – Logistics, DHL UK & Ireland

John Simkins, Head of Transport & Logistics, Santander UK said: “After a difficult year and against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, it’s great to see the industry still remains confident about its future. The 20 for 20 highlights what these 20 individuals believe are the key themes and trends that will affect those operating across the industry.”

Subscriptions to Logistics Magazine – where the supplement is featured – are open to both members of FTA and non-members, more information is available here: https://fta.co.uk/membership/member-information-services/lmag

*according to FTA Logistics Skills Report 2019

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.

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