14) Phil Shaw, MD, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK With a staff of over 10,000 under his wing and high-profile clients including Asda, B&Q, Carlsberg and Marks & Spencer to keep happy, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK MD Phil Shaw is a man who obviously likes a challenge. Shaw, who took on the role of MD following the departure of Malcolm Wilson (ranked 15 in last year’s line-up) in early 2013 to work directly for ND’s French parent, has been with the […]
20) Andrew Tinkler, chief executive, Stobart Group Tinkler strengthened his position at the top of Britain’s best known haulage firm at the beginning of 2013. He survived an attempted boardroom coup, that could have seen former Autologic boss Avril Palmer-Baunick take charge of the group as a whole, potentially breaking up its constituent, multi-modal parts. That came to nothing in the end and Tinker was able to calm the waters, as Palmer-Baunick left in May.
13) Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite “We are lucky to have an exceptional officer in Tony Devlin to work with,” retired industry stalwart Peter Larner told Motortransport.co.uk earlier this year in reference to the Unite officer’s skill in negotiating between transport bosses and workers.
17) Andrew Woolfenden Title: UK distribution director, Tesco There are fewer more high-profile, and demanding, jobs in road transport and logistics than running the in-house operations of (still) Britain’s biggest retailer.