Logistics UK Executive Director team

David Wells

Chief Executive

David is Chief Executive of Logistics UK, one of the biggest business groups in the UK, and the only organisation which represents all of logistics. With more than 20,000 members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers, the members of Logistics UK operate more than half of the UK fleet of HGVs, and consign over 90% of freight moved by rail, and 70% of air and sea freight. 

David joined Logistics UK in April 2009 as Finance and IT Director, subsequently taking on additional responsibility for the Vehicle Inspection Service and Training and Tachograph Analysis Service. 

David became Chief Executive in early 2015 and since then has seen membership grow by 10%. Having completed an engineering degree in Liverpool, David studied for membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, qualifying in November 1993 whilst working in industry. His career has centred around engineering and service businesses and has both European and North American finance and operations experience. 

David was awarded the OBE in last years' honours list for his services to Transport and Logistics.


Jerry Kane

Commercial Director

Jerry joined the FTA in 2018 with over 25 years commercial experience in the parcels, logistics services and logistics software markets.

During this time Jerry has been the Sales Director of some of the industries leading operators including DHL, Yodel and Eddie Stobart.

In addition to this he has run his own logistics consultancy specialising in business development, product development, sales and marketing.


Nigel Smart

Director of IT & Development

Nigel joined FTA in May 2000 as Head of IT, with responsibility for developing the organisations IT and business systems strategy. Nigel has been pivotal in growing the organisations software development capability, and delivering industry leading solutions such as FTA’s Vision platform. Nigel became part of the Exec team in early 2015.

Nigel is degree qualified with a BSc. (hons) Engineering Degree from The City University in London, and has a long history in the field of Electronic Engineering and Information Technology. 


Kevin Green

Director of Policy and Communications

Kevin has been an Executive Director with Logistics UK for several years and has been pivotal in modernising and developing our strategy, alongside formulating and improving the effectiveness of our messaging, policy themes, industry asks and campaigns.

Kevin has a strong blue-chip corporate background, with a significant focus on Transport and Logistics, and ground-breaking public/private partnerships.




Chris Lipscomb

Director of Operations

Chris joined the FTA in December 2018 with over 25 years of operational leadership experience gained across manufacturing, supply chain and transport management.

During this time Chris has worked for a number of household name multinational food manufacturers , PepsiCo and Mars, as well as a number of family owned and run SME’s in the food and chemical supply industry.

Chris is a graduate of Heriot- Watt University, Edinburgh, where he studied Microbiology.




Steve Watson

Director of Finance

Steve joined Logistics UK in December 2019 as Director of Finance. He qualified as a chartered accountant with EY and has extensive experience in the logistics industry having held senior finance & commercial positions with Diageo, Whitbread, Rosemount Estate Wines and Palmer & Harvey.

During his time at Logistics UK he has played a pivotal role in helping shape the business response to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic as well as building the organisation’s capability across a range of finance disciplines.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Bristol where he studied geography.