Andrew Baxter of Europa Worldwide Group (7)

Europa Worldwide Logistics has appointed four new directors, all formerly of RH Freight, as MD Andrew Baxter continues to build the business.

Last August Europa was acquired by Baxter, the former joint owner of RH Freight, who took a 90% controlling stake in the international operator.

It marked a return to the industry for the former deputy managing director at RH Freight, which was sold to Kuehne + Nagel in March 2011.

The new team comprises of: IT director Richard Litchfield, who is leading a £1.5m investment in IT infrastructure; sales and branch network director Dionne Redpath; air, ocean and logistics director Angus Hind; and Dan Cook, who will replace Richard Cronk as operations director this August.

One of Cook’s tasks will be to develop Europa’s new southern hub in Dartford, Kent, which is set to be operational in spring 2015.

Group finance director Russell Keep and administration director Carl Potter remain.

Baxter said: “I have worked alongside each of the four new directors before and know that individually they bring exceptional skills, passion and drive, and will work together to maximise Europa’s potential.  We can now push on to further enhance this ever developing company.”