FTA recognises Britain's logistics stars

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.”