Saul Resnick (pictured), chief executive officer of DHL Supply Chain Australia & New Zealand is to replace José Nava as chief executive of DHL Supply Chain, UK & Ireland.

In his former role, Resnick was responsible for what the company described as “impressive growth” of both revenue and profitability for the Australian and New Zealand businesses over a period of more than five years.

Nava is leaving the post to take up a new global role as head of the next generation services programme at DHL Supply Chain, where he will be responsible for seeking out future growth opportunities and helping define the business strategy beyond 2025.

The company praised Nava for refocusing the business, strengthening core operations and “achieving considerable productivity and profit growth” during his time as boss of the UK&I business.

The management changes will be effective from 1 January 2022, with both Nava and Resnick reporting directly to Oscar de Bok, chief executive, DHL Supply Chain and member of the global DHL supply chain board.

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Looking back at his time as head of DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, Nava said: “Over the past three and a half years we have accelerated our investment on a number of fronts to consolidate our leadership position in the UK&I. These include cutting edge warehousing and fleet that lead the way in sustainability and technology, to the latest warehouse and transportation management systems.

"I’ve also learned a lot from our customers and built some great relationships; but what I’m most proud of is our expert team of colleagues who are all committed to go the extra mile for our customers while keeping each other safe day in and day out. It’s been an amazing experience that will stay with me forever, with many great memories.”

Commenting on his appointment, Resnick added: “I’m excited to be taking on the role of chief executive officer UK&I and building on the excellent platform created by José and his team. I look forward to the UK&I business growing its market share, and creating even more opportunities for our colleagues to develop into.

“We have a fantastic reputation, not just globally, but within the UK&I, and I consider it a great honour to lead our business at this time. I would like to thank José for all the effort he has put into the role, and for placing us in the strong position we find ourselves in today.”