The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) has appointed Paul Adams as its new chief executive.
Adams brings more than 20 years of global experience in senior leadership roles, joining CILT UK from the Institute of Directors (IoD) where he held the role of national director and chief operating officer for two years.
Prior to this, Adams held various chief executive roles within the charity sector, including chief executive of the Civil Mediation Council from 2018 to 2021 and chief executive of the Clive Richards Foundation. He also served for 17 years in the military, including front line service in several conflict zones.
Announcing the appointment, CILT UK said: “Paul is a motivated and charismatic CEO, and has led both small and large teams in the not-for-profit, membership, training and commercial sector. Paul has a BSC Hons from Reading University, a PGCE from the University of Cardiff and MBA from University of York.”
Commenting on his new post, Adams said: “I am delighted to be joining CILT(UK) as its new chief executive. The profile and significance of logistics, transport and supply chain as a sector has been made ever more prominent since its important role in keeping the country moving during the pandemic and I look forward to building on this momentum in my role as CEO. I am excited to have the opportunity to represent such a vital area of the UK economy and look forward to connecting with members and the profession during my tenure.”
Vikram Singla FCILT, CILT UK chair of the board, added: “After a comprehensive and thorough search for a suitable CEO, the board has found a strong and passionate leader in Paul.
“His extensive experience in membership organisations, charities and education will help guide the Institute through an important period of growth as we move into the next phase of our journey into becoming the Institute of choice for all those working in the many facets of logistics, transport and the supply chain. I also thank Andrew Weatherill, Director of Finance and Company Secretary at CILT(UK) for leading the organisation over the past few months as Interim CEO.