Leeds-based Clipper Logistics has promoted Stefan Van-Hoof (pictured) from group chief operating officer to group deputy chief executive officer as part of its global drive for growth.

The company has also promoted Martin O'Grady from senior operations director to group chief operating officer, with responsibility for Clipper's UK and European businesses.

Van-Hoof, who will report to group CEO Tony Mannix, was previously managing director of Clipper's European business.

He joined Clipper in 2016 from DocData where he was MD of the company’s operations in Germany and Poland, where he oversaw nine warehouses.

Clipper Logistics said O’Grady brings to the role his experience in a wide range of supply chain and third party logistics' companies, with a focus on productivity related technology development and roll-out.

His previous roles include group operations director with 2020 Logistics, part of the Caudwell Group, and in e-commerce with The Hut Group.

O’Grady currently leads Clipper's NHS PPE operations.

Steve Parkin, Clipper Logistics' executive chairman, said: "The board is delighted to make these senior appointments. Both Stefan and Martin are business managers of the highest quality, steeped in international supply chain and e-commerce experience.

"The appointments reflect the continuing ambition of Clipper to deliver agile and able world-class logistics' services to its fast-growing client base around the globe."