The Logistics UK Board


Phil Roe

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.

Graham Roberts

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).

Ian Stansfield

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.

Vincent Brickley

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.

David Wells

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 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.

Carole Walker

Chief Executive, Hermes

Carole Walker is CEO of Hermes Europe, where she holds responsibility for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group.

Carole joined the Otto Group 31 years ago and became Operations Director of Hermes UK in 2001, Managing Director in 2004 and Chief Executive Officer in 2009. During her time at Hermes UK, she oversaw the business develop from an internal logistic arm of Freemans and Grattan to become the second largest delivery company in the UK. Under Carole’s leadership Hermes regularly achieved growth rates in excess of 15% per annum (ahead of the industry) and delivered parcels on behalf of 80% of the UK’s top 100 retailers and e-tailers. In 2015 Carole was presented with the People-focused CEO of the Year Award at the HR Distinction Awards, and the Leader of the Year Award at Women in Logistics UK.

Hermes provides international logistics services to the retail industry. Headquartered in Hamburg, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. The company is a leading specialist for retail-related services and partners numerous distance sellers in Germany and abroad. The range of services provided by the Hermes companies embraces the full length of the supply chain: sourcing, quality assurance, transport, fulfilment, home deliveries, 2-man handling and global e-commerce services. In 2016, the Hermes Group grew consolidated revenue to 2.640 billion euros and increased the number of employees to nearly 13.000. Hermes operates worldwide and has established six national parcel services in the most important European e-commerce markets.

Steve Granite

Chief Executive Officer, Abbey Logistics Group

Steve Granite is CEO of Abbey Logistics Group, the specialist road tanker company that provides bulk liquid and powder transport and logistics services throughout the U.K. and Northern Europe.

Granite joined Abbey Logistics in 1995 as a trainee accountant. He became Finance Director in 2004, Managing Director in 2009 and CEO in 2016.

Since taking charge in 2009 Abbey’s sales have grown from £18m to more than £65m and the company has added to its bulk liquid food transport services - rapidly growing in warehousing and bulk powder transport for polymers, food, minerals, animal feed and non-hazardous chemicals.

Granite is a qualified management accountant & founder of industry initiative ‘Think Logistics’ a not for profit organisation encouraging young people to join the logistics industry. To date Think Logistics is actively supported by more than 40 logistics companies and has reached over 3,000 young people through workshops, mentoring, work placements and internships.

Sue Mackenzie

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.

Peter Gifford

Founder of Taylor-Gifford Consulting

Having worked at exec level for the last 30 years within Supply Chain & Logistics Peter founded Taylor-Gifford in Feb 2019, a consultancy business supporting industry in all aspects of end to end Supply Chain. Peter is currently interim Chief Operations Officer for Tech 21.


Prior to Taylor-Gifford Peter spent 9 years in consumer electronics as Global Vice President Supply Chain for Belkin International, overseeing all global operations related to S&OP, Demand & Supply Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality and Warehousing & Logistics.


During his time at Belkin he also held a variety of other positions including responsibility for Regional IT, Global Brand Protection, Inside Sales and Customer Advocacy.


Earlier in his career Peter was Chief Operations Officer at NFT, European Operations Director for Movianto, Managing Director for Pharmacare Logistics and Operations Director for Healthcare Logistics.