Peter Fuller UK Mail CEO

UK Mail CEO Peter Fuller

UK Mail has named Peter Fuller as chief executive officer, almost two years after his predecessor stepped down.

Guy Buswell left UK Mail in November 2015, during a tumultuous period when the company saw pre-tax profit plummet in the wake of the wrong sortation technology being installed in a new hub.

UK Mail founder and former chairman Peter Kane has been acting CEO since Buswell's departure, but handed the reigns to Fuller on 1 August.

Fuller will oversee the remaining integration with Deutsche Post DHL, which bought UK Mail for £243m last December.

Fuller has been working as chief operating officer for parcels at UK Mail since April 2016, having previously worked at Royal Mail's Parcelforce for more than 19 years.

Fuller said: “Following the acquisition by Deutsche Post DHL the business is in a strong position. The integration and co-branding activity is progressing to plan and we have put in place ambitious growth plans for our import and export channels which are being supported by key areas of investment including an extension to our central hub in Ryton which will increase parcel processing capacity.”

Achim Dünnwald, CEO at DHL Parcel Europe added: “Peter has been instrumental in building UK Mail into one of the country’s largest parcel and mail service providers.

"He played a key role ensuring a smooth acquisition of UK Mail by our Group and has led on business integration activities as well as driving growth in the competitive UK marketplace."