Meet the 2017 Global Freight Awards judges
Senior Traffic Commissioner and Traffic Commissioner for the north west of England.
Beverley Bell is the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a fellow of the Society of Operations Engineers.
Beverley worked in private practice before establishing her own practice in 1990, specialising in Criminal and Transport Law.
Director general, British International Freight Association (BIFA)
Robert Keen was appointed as director general of the British International Freight Association, the prime trade body for the international logistics sector, in 2014. He was previously the BIFA general manager and an executive director.
Robert joint the freight forwarding industry in 1970 from school working as a messenger. He worked for a variety of logistics companies, mainly in the Heathrow area and joined industry owned software company ASM in 1997, before moving to BIFA in 1999.
Founder and lead consultant, Actualis Marketing
Paul is founder and lead consultant at Actualis Marketing; providing consultancy and outsourcing solutions to the freight forwarding, supply chain and logistics sectors.
A chartered marketer and logistician, Paul gained extensive freight operations experience in forwarding and client-side environments, before a successful career change in advertising, design and marketing.
For the last 15 years, Paul has been supporting the introduction of effective marketing strategies into the UK forwarding sector and is committed to providing SME forwarders access to the same marketing resources available to the largest.
Paul is a long-time supporter of the London Region committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and is also chair of the Freight Forwarding Forum; committed to raising the profile of the forwarding sector and highlighting the lifetime value of freight forwarding as a profession.
Director of Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC).
Alan Lewis is the director of the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) at Smart Freight Centre. GLEC is a voluntary industry partnership of multinationals, green freight programs and industry associations, organised by Smart Freight Centre to develop and implement a single, harmonised framework for carbon footprint calculation as a key enabler of carbon reduction efforts in the logistics sector.
Alan has a PhD in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, which has been followed by over 20 years working to support the transport industry, as well as local and national policy makers. Much of Alan’s time has been spent on logistics projects, freight transport policy and emissions mitigation.
Director, Adfield Harvey Ltd
Peter MacLeod joined Adfield Harvey as director of PR in June 2017, after 11 years as editor and publisher of leading industry title SHD Logistics.
He has almost 30 years’ experience across both business and consumer journalism, as well as marketing, PR and social media, representing global brands ranging from Canon and Digital Computers to Marlboro and Vauxhall.
As well as being a founding jury member of the IFOY (International Forklift of the Year) Awards, Peter is a judge for the Logistics Hall of Fame, and the SHD Logistics Awards, which he founded in 2014.
Deputy Editor, Lloyd's List Containers
Linton is deputy editor for Lloyd’s List Containers, covering the global container market but with a particular focus on Europe.
A key member of the containers’ team he writes regular market reports, features and commentaries, keeping readers up to speed with the latest breaking news from within the box industry and with the high standards of journalism that have long bestowed this well-established brand.
Logistics strategy manager, Sainsbury's
Simon has worked in transport and logistics for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in retail distribution. His management experience includes positions in Bibby Distribution, Wincanton and Sainsbury’s, where he has spent the last 15 years.
During his career at Sainsbury’s he has held several leadership roles within transport, including being responsible for network planning, primary operations, petrol distribution, transport development and, more recently, the opening of Sainsbury’s Rail Terminal at their new General Merchandise and BWS NDC at DIRFT. He currently works in the logistics strategy team focusing on the future needs of the network.
Nicolette van der Jagt
Director general, CLECAT
Nicolette van der Jagt has been director general of CLECAT, the European organisation of Logistics Service Providers and Freight Forwarders, since January 2012 with a collective membership of 19000 companies.
For 10 years Nicolette was secretary general of the Brussels-based European Shippers’ Council, which represents the interests of the national and international freight industry. Nicolette started working in public affairs with the Dutch organisation of transport and logistics (EVO) in 1992, and worked for the Brussels office of the Freight Transport Association for a number of years before taking over as secretary general. She has a university degree in international relations, French and European studies from the Universities of Utrecht (NL) and Strasbourg (FR).
Managing director of Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd, and founder and current chair, Women In Logistics
MD of Labyrinth, Ruth is a recognised industry leader in the areas of logistics compliance, health and safety, and operational improvements. Ruth recently served for two years on the board of the CILT UK and has 26 years’ experience of working in different roles within the transport industry.
Ruth is well-respected and well-connected throughout the logistics and transport community, and in 2008 she set up the voluntary organisation Women in Logistics UK, which now has over 3,600 members. Ruth was recognised for her work when she won “Industry Champion” at the prestigious FTA everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards, and is currently a member of the Logistics 100.
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