FTA recognises Britain's logistics stars

November 28, 2019

The UK’s logistics sector is set for new heights in the hands of 20 industry stars, the Freight Transport Association says.

The association has named the rising stars and industry veterans, set to drive logistics to new heights in the coming year in its December issue of its Logistics Magazine.


The lists is a celebration of individuals drawn from business, government and academia working in the supply chain, and is sponsored by Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking.


David Wells, chief executive, Freight Transport Association, said: “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,” he said.


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 according to the FTA Logistics Skills Report 2019.


The full list is:  

Doug Bannister, chief executive, Port of Dover
Rachel Bullen, fleet operations manager, Cadent Gas, chair FTA Van Policy Group
Mark Cracknell, head of technology, Zenzic
Leon Daniels, chair, ITT Hub 2020
Geraint Davies, chief operating officer, John Raymond Transport, chair, Road Council
Pamela Dennison, WS Dennison, chair of Northern Ireland Freight Council
Florence Eshalomi, chair, London Assembly Transport Committee
Steve Granite, chief executive, Abbey Logistics
Philip Greening, Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
Stephen Halleran, regional distribution manager, ADM Milling, chair, Scotland Freight Council
Lucy Hudson, lead officer freight and logistics, Transport for the North
Allison Kemp, managing director, AIM Commercial Services, vice chair, Road Council
Emma Leam-Saville, agency director, DFDS Seaways
Philip Martin, head of freight policy, Department for Transport
Millie Pardoe, business development associate, Pivot Power
Leigh Pomlett, chair, FTA Strategic Council
Dave Rowlands, technical Ddrector, Wincanton, chair West Midlands Freight Council
Neil Sime, managing director, Victa Railfreight
Sagar Singamsetty, senior manager, transportation EU Public Policy, Amazon
Amanda Zambon, public afairs manager – logistics, DHL UK & Ireland


John Simkins, head of Ttansport and 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.”

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