The Logistics UK Board
President, Logistics UK
Phil joined Logistics UK as President in April 2022 after 5 years as a non-executive Director. Prior to joining he was a board Director at DHL Supply Chain which was the culmination of his 35 year career with DHL and XPO. He is also a non-executive Director and trustee at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Phil has substantial experience of supply chain leadership across multiple customers, sectors and geographies, with 35 years’ experience in a variety of senior leadership roles within operations and functional areas. These include Managing Director, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Customer Officer and Strategy Director.
Phil loves leading within the logistics industry and values the variety and challenge that the sector provides. He also loves helping people develop their careers as a coach and mentor. Finally, he is leading the Generation Logistics program which is a sector wide collaboration with twenty companies, fourteen trade associations and the Department of Transport which seeks to showcase the huge variety of careers that are available and bring the next generation to the logistics sector.
Jon Moxon (Treasurer)
Group Finance Director, Palmer and Harvey
Jon joined the Board in 2012 as Honorary Treasurer. He is chair of the Audit Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee. Until 2017 Jon was the Group Finance Director of Palmer & Harvey (Holdings) Plc having joined the group just after a management buyout in 2008. Previously he worked in the tobacco industry at Gallaher Group Plc which he joined in 2000 as Group Financial Controller, helping with acquisitions and reporting to the City. In particular, he helped Japan Tobacco with their integration of the business following its acquisition of Gallaher in 2007. Prior to Gallaher he worked for the business assurance team at PwC, having qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.
Independent Transport Adviser
With his vast experience across all modes of freight, Graham is well placed to advise Logistics UK, and has been on the Board since June 2008.
Graham began his career in the road transport/logistics industry where he managed several companies within NFC plc (Cartransport, Lynx, BRS and Exel Logistics, Europe). Subsequently he has been CEO or Chairman within the aviation sector (Servisair and London Luton), the rail sector (Merseyside Transport Ltd) and the maritime sector (PD ports and Hellenic Carriers).
Managing Director, Summit Logistics Consulting Ltd
Ian is currently Managing Director of Summit Logistics Consulting LTD having left Asda in February 2016. Ian worked for Asda for 15 years, the last 9 years as VP for Logistics and Supply chain. Prior to this he worked for Wincanton Logistics for 10 years. He has a deep understanding of the UK Grocery and General Merchandise Retail and ecommerce Transport and Logistics sectors having spent 25 years working in the industry.
Ian became a non exec board member in 2012 and has recently been appointed to the Remunerations committee.
Director, Tandem Transport Services Ltd
Born in 1966, Vincent grew up in South Wales and has worked in the freight industry for the last 35 years. Working for family operators gave him an excellent understanding for all aspects of business and Vincent celebrates 20 years of his own business, Tandem Transport in June 2018.
Operating out of 2 South Wales locations, Tandem Transport is a medium-sized business offering a total UK freight and logistics service. Tandem Transport prides itself on customer service, with its strong customer base being testament to this.
Vincent describes the industry as a rewarding and enjoyable career choice, and has supported Logistics UK through its Local and National Councils since 2001. Being nominated to the Board in June 2012, he passionately believes Logistics UK leads as the voice of the logistics industry.
Chief Executive, Logistics UK
David Wells is Chief Executive of Logistics UK, representing industry’s freight interests by road, rail, sea and air. Logistics UK has over 16,000 members who operate more than 220,000 goods vehicles (half of the UK fleet) consign over 90 per cent of freight moved by rail and 70 per cent of sea and air freight.
David joined Logistics UK (previously FTA) in April 2009 as Finance and IT Director; subsequently taking on additional responsibility for the Association’s Vehicle Inspection Service, Training and Tachograph Analysis Service. David became Chief Executive in early 2015 and since then has seen membership grow by 30%.
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.
Non-Executive Director of the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and BMT Group Ltd
Sue brings a wealth of international, commercial shipping operational experience, having served in senior management and advisory roles for both public and private companies for more than 20 years. She held a variety of roles during nearly 13 years at P&O Ferries, the subsidiary of Dubai based company DP World that operates ferries from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe, most recently as Operations and Business Transformation Director. In this role she was responsible for all operational matters covering ports and on ships across Europe and in addition she held the lead for a highly complex transformation programme reaching across all areas of P&O Ferries’ core businesses. Prior to that she was Operations Director of London Luton Airport at a time of unprecedented growth following the launch of easyJet.
Sue’s early career was spent in military service and not-for-profit sectors both within and outside the UK. She distinguished herself as the best student on her course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was subsequently appointed to a number of international leadership roles. During this time her responsibilities were broad and diverse and included tours both at home and abroad. Sue was the first female officer to serve with the Second Battalion Scots Guards.
After leaving the Army Sue spent time as Chief Executive of the charity Cities in Schools (CiS), which ran partnership programmes between business and the community to provide education, training and support to disadvantaged young people.
Sue currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and BMT Group Ltd.
She has degrees in Agricultural Science and Emergency Planning Management and has completed the General Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Sue continues to work voluntarily in support of her fellow servicemen and women and is involved as a trustee and / or volunteer of several charities in the UK.
Strategy & Transformation Director for Bis Henderson Group
Louisa is responsible for driving the change agenda of this growing supply chain professional services provider. Drawing on her first-hand industry experience, she is shaping and delivering ambitious plans for innovative customer-centric services across the Consulting, Warehouse Space and Recruitment businesses.
Previously in senior roles with John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Tesco, Louisa has proven her ability to shape supply chain strategy, influence transformation, support successful project mobilisation, drive commercial insight, and bring a pragmatism to risk management in fast paced, demanding retail environments.
Having played a pivotal role in transforming the John Lewis omni-channel supply chain, Louisa is passionate about developing supply chains that are fit for the future - commercially sustainable, aligned with business strategy and joined up end to end.
A CIMA Fellow, Louisa’s skill of being able to join the dots and to make complexity simple is invaluable in quickly getting to the nub of the real challenges. Her unrelenting end-customer focus drives customer-centric supply chain solutions, her engineering mindset makes them pragmatic, and her commercial acumen makes them affordable and able to deliver returns.
With her own unconventional career path into the supply chain arena - from language degree, through finance qualifications and heavy manufacturing industry - Louisa is passionate about promoting the logistics industry to future generations and capitalising on the diversity of people’s skills.
Louisa joined the Board as a non exec member at the end of 2022.
MD, Network Transport Solutions, DHL Supply Chain UKI
Gavin Murdoch is Managing Director of Network Transport Solutions at DHL Supply Chain UKI, where he leads a team of cross-sector experts driving efficiency and carbon reduction across the company’s transport operations, in partnership with a host of blue-chip customers. His team also has responsibility for upskilling the current and next generation of LGV drivers, transport planners and transport managers.
Gavin joined DHL Supply Chain as Development Manager, Northern Ireland in 1996. Over the past 27 years, he has worked in many of the company’s operations around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Turkey, Japan and South Korea. He was instrumental in setting up the business in Turkey and has held several business development and leadership roles in Consumer, Retail, Life Sciences & Healthcare sectors, as well as in Transport and Solutions Design.
Gavin re-joined the UKI business and returned to Tradeteam as Managing Director in 2018 from his previous role in our APAC region as CEO, North Asia Cluster, to lead the turnaround of the Tradeteam network. Following this, in 2022 Gavin was appointed to his current role and continues to retain responsibility for Tradeteam as an integral part of our Network Transport Solutions business.
Before joining DHL, Gavin worked in the UK Retail Logistics sector in both own account and third-party operations. He holds a Master’s degree in Distribution and Logistics from Cranfield University and a Bachelor’s degree in Transport Technology from the University of Ulster. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and is a current non-executive director of Logistics UK, joining the Board in December 2022.
CEO of Kinaxia Logistics
Simon is the CEO of Kinaxia Logistics, one of the UK’s fastest-growing logistics companies. The Kinaxia Group was founded in 2012 and its first acquisition was Bay Freight, a family-led transport and warehousing company in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. Kinaxia has to date made 12 other acquisitions of similar family-owned transport and warehousing businesses across the UK and currently operates in excess of 850 vehicles and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing.
Prior to joining Kinaxia, Simon gained 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry across the UK, Europe and overseas and held senior leadership roles within DHL Supply Chain, CEVA Logistics and Kuehne & Nagel.
Simon commenced his career working within his own family transport business in South Wales before gaining a Transport Degree at Loughborough University and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Cardiff University.