Logistics UK announces Public Policy Manager addition
Friday 17 September 2021
Logistics UK has today (17 September 2021) announced the appointment of Alexandra Herdman as a Public Policy Manager within its highly experienced policy team. Having spent the previous five years working in Scottish Parliament, Mrs Herdman brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, further cementing Logistics UK’s unique position as the only business group representing the entire industry.
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “We are thrilled to have Alexandra join our team. As the business organisation representing the logistics industry, we pride ourselves on our diversity, representing members from road, rail, air and sea. Alexandra will be a fantastic addition to the policy team, helping to grow Logistics UK’s influence of multimodal policy, as well as focusing on the skills agenda and current driver shortage crisis. Logistics UK is always looking to deliver more for its members and Alexandra’s appointment allows us to do just that.”
In addition to working as a Senior Researcher at the Scottish Parliament, Alexandra has a BA (Hons) in British Politics and Legislative Studies, as well as an MSc in Global Challenges, where her studies included decarbonisation, a key focus for industry. Mrs Herdman comments: “I am thrilled to be joining Logistics UK. This is an incredibly important time for the logistics sector as it faces challenges such as decarbonisation, Brexit, the driver shortage and COVID-19 recovery. I am delighted to be joining such a reputable team and look forward to working with colleagues, government, key decision makers and members to create positive outcomes across industry.”
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.