Adrian Colman’s successor will start his role as Wincanton’s new CEO on 2 September.

James Wroath, who will be appointed to the 3PL’s board on the same day, is currently chief operating officer, North America, for Lufthansa subsidiary LSG Sky Chefs.

Colman will step down as CEO and from the board with effect from 2 September 2019.

However, he will remain accessible to Wroath and the executive team until 31 October 2019 to ensure a smooth handover, Wincanton said in a statement.

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Wincanton recently went live with its Virtual Access to Storage and Transport (VAST) service, a new initiative that sees the 3PL playing matchmaker for customers looking for warehouse space.

Wincanton said the platform matches buyers with sellers, allowing companies seeking storage to find it quickly and landlords to advertise underutilised space and generate an income.