Having worked in logistics for over 20 years, Clare Bottle FCILT is associate director of supply chain at Coca-Cola Enterprises. She is working with her team to improve productivity following a SAP implementation and champions a more engaged and diverse workforce. In her spare time, Clare is a director of Women in Logistics UK and a trustee of the transport charity Transaid. Follow her on Twitter: @clarebottle
Dorothea Carvalho is the professional development project director at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK, which is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers.
Andy Cliff is an industry professional who launched his own logistics consultancy, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd (SCL), after a 30-year career in international logistics. During his career he worked for leading logistics providers, including DB Schenker, Kuehne & Nagel, and DHL Global Forwarding in operational, sales and management roles, and travelling internationally, particularly to the US and Asia.
Andy felt that, in an increasingly complex and confusing world of international logistics, many UK importers and exporters didn’t have the time or expertise in-house to manage this specialist area and would value a company which could reduce their costs, lessen their workload, keep them Customs compliant, and provide operational support day-to-day, as well as translating the industry jargon into something they could actually understand.
Riley Gosling was the first full time employee at Westbound Shipping Services six years ago. He joined the company straight from sixth form school, with no particular knowledge about the freight and logistics industry. Since then he has been involved in the operations of every department, learning the differences of each method and mode of transport. He has now settled into his role in the LCL department, where he builds Westbound’s weekly Far East consolidations. At the Global Freight Awards 2015 he was jointly awarded the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year title, after being entered for recognition of his work by his two directors Danny Horne and Ryan Clark.
Robert Keen was appointed as director general of the British International Freight Association, the prime trade body for the international logistics sector, in 2014. He was previously the BIFA general manager and an executive director.
Robert joint the freight forwarding industry in 1970 from school working as a messenger. He worked for a variety of logistics companies, mainly in the Heathrow area and joined industry owned software company ASM in 1997, before moving to BIFA in 1999.
Paul is founder and lead consultant at Actualis Marketing; providing consultancy and outsourcing solutions to the freight forwarding, supply chain and logistics sectors.
A chartered marketer and logistician, Paul gained extensive freight operations experience in forwarding and client-side environments, before a successful career change in advertising, design and marketing.
For the last 15 years, Paul has been supporting the introduction of effective marketing strategies into the UK forwarding sector and is committed to providing SME forwarders access to the same marketing resources available to the largest.
Paul is a long-time supporter of the London Region committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and is also chair of the Freight Forwarding Forum; committed to raising the profile of the forwarding sector and highlighting the lifetime value of freight forwarding as a profession.
Peter MacLeod is editor of SHD Logistics and has over 25 years’ experience across both business and consumer journalism. Initially qualified and trained as a chemist, he was drawn into journalism by the lure of a junior role in motorsport. He rose up through the ranks to launch, publish and edit his own Formula One magazine. Switching to B2B PR and journalism, Peter edited a number of titles before being appointed editor of SHD in 2006. Since then, he has overseen the launch and success of SHD’s partner website (www.shdlogistics.com) and its awards and conference brands.
Simon has worked in transport and logistics for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in retail distribution. His management experience includes positions in Bibby Distribution, Wincanton and Sainsbury’s, where he has spent the last 15 years. During his career at Sainsbury’s he has held several leadership roles within transport, including being responsible for network planning, primary operations, petrol distribution, transport development and, more recently, the opening of Sainsbury’s Rail Terminal at their new General Merchandise and BWS NDC at DIRFT. He currently works in the logistics strategy team focusing on the future needs of the network.
Janet Porter is editor-in-chief, containers, for Lloyd’s List and Containerisation International, and is responsible for all editorial coverage of the container shipping, ports and logistics industries published by both titles, in print and on the website.
This is one of the most rapidly-evolving sectors of the shipping industry at the moment, with a spate of mergers, acquisitions, and alliance restructurings, and the Lloyd’s List/Containerisation International content is some of the best read in the industry. These two leading brands are recognised for being first with the news and related data-driven analysis that is authoritative and incisive.
Janet has been with Lloyd’s List for 18 years, during which time she has interviewed most of the leading figures in the industry, and won several awards for journalism. Previously, she worked for the New York-based Journal of Commerce as European bureau chief.
Marco Sorgetti was appointed to the position of director general of FIATA on the 1 January 2012. Prior to his current role in FIATA he was CLECAT’s director general in Brussels for nine years, and well known to EU institutions and peer organisations.
Marco has been an entrepreneur in freight forwarding for over 20 years, before switching to the sector’s associations in 2000. Aside from his work in the industry’s private sector and associations, Marco has served as a member of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, where he is still a registered expert. He has also been a teacher of logistics and trade facilitation as a defending professor at MEL, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Marco has published extensive literature, inter alia, in 2002 a forwarding and transport manual which has been adopted by many Italian universities. His media and public presence in recent years is appropriately conspicuous.
MD of Labyrinth, Ruth is a recognised industry leader in the areas of logistics compliance, health and safety, and operational improvements. Ruth recently served for two years on the board of the CILT UK and has 26 years’ experience of working in different roles within the transport industry.
Ruth is well-respected and well-connected throughout the logistics and transport community, and in 2008 she set up the voluntary organisation Women in Logistics UK, which now has over 3,600 members. Ruth was recognised for her work when she won “Industry Champion” at the prestigious FTA everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards, and is currently a member of the Logistics 100.
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