The FTA Board

Leigh Pomlett (President)

Executive Director, CEVA Group

Leigh held various senior country and regional positions with BRS, as Regional Operations Director; Exel as President of the Automotive Division Worldwide and Chief Executive of Mainland Europe and then DHL Supply Chain when he became Chief Executive of Mainland Europe.   

He joined CEVA in September 2009 as Executive Vice President for UK and Ireland and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Board as President, Northern Europe in November 2010.  On 1 January 2013, Leigh expanded his role to President, Europe with responsibility for Contract Logistics and Freight Management in 24 countries.   

Following a company restructuring programme, Leigh was appointed as Executive Director for CEVA Group in January, 2015. In this latest role, he works on a number of projects and initiatives around the world, including the mentoring of a number of managers within CEVA. 

Jon Moxon (Treasurer)

Group Finance Director, Palmer and Harvey

Jon joined the FTA 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.

Phil Roe

Managing Director, Transport, Engineering & Chemicals, DHL

Phil leads the Transport, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy and Chemicals (TEC) businesses for DHL Supply Chain and is a statutory director of the UK&I business. Within TEC, Phil is responsible for the long term growth and strategic direction of a portfolio of some 50 plus customers. 

In addition to his responsibilities within TEC, Phil also oversees DHL Supply Chain’s UKI Transport strategy across all sectors and, as a member of the Global Transport Board, leads the Transport agenda worldwide.

Phil’s has substantial experience of supply chain  leadership across multiple customers, sectors and geographies, with over 25 years’ experience of senior leadership roles across supply chain operations, marketing, new product development and sales.

In 2012, Phil was appointed to lead the development DHL Supply Chain’s UK&I Transport strategy, maintaining market leadership and upholding the company’s vision to be the safest, most efficient and customer-focused transport business in the UK&I.

Phil is an Economics graduate, a member of DHL’s International Business Leader Program and recently completed a mini-MBA at Salford Business School.

Graham Roberts

Non Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport Ltd

With his vast experience across all modes of freight, Graham is well placed to advise FTA, 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 of the FTA 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 the FTA through its Local and National Councils since 2001. Being nominated to the Board in June 2012, he passionately believes FTA leads as the voice of the logistics industry.

David Wells

Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association

David Wells is Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) representing industry’s freight interests by road, rail, sea and air. FTA 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 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.