Stewart Oades

Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton.

Oades, currently a non-executive director at wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and seafood firm MW brands, served as president of the FTA between 2009 and 2013. He will join the Wincanton board on 1 November.

He served as chief executive at Christian Salvesen between 2005 and 2008 and prior to that held various senior positions at Exel between 1996 to 2005, including chief executive: retail and consumer.

Oades also held a non-executive director position at Clipper Logistics from 2009 to 2011.

Steve Marshall, chairman of Wincanton, said: “I am pleased to welcome Stewart to the board. Stewart has a deep level of experience of the logistics industry as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the retail environment in the UK which is the single largest industry sector that Wincanton serves.”