Fabilola Sharratt whistl

Whistl has appointed a new operations director, who becomes the third woman on the parcel carrier's executive board.

Fabiola Sharratt joins the mail operator from online health and beauty retailer The HUT, where she was group operations director.

Sharratt has held other roles in the logistics sector including jobs with the GUS Group and the Caudwell Group.

During her time at The HUT, Sharratt also designed the business's employee engagement strategy, improving its communications and business performance.

Whistl CEO Nick Wells said: “Our operations are the backbone of our business, enabling us to provide our customers with a high quality, efficient and low-cost service.

It is important we hire the best people who can lead a team to deliver for our customers and Fabiola has those qualities as well as an impressive track record in operations.“We are a growing company and her operational experience will help support our plans.

"Whistl hire the best people to do the job but I am pleased, to say that Fabiola is also the third woman to join our executive board.”

With eight people on its executive board, Sharratt's appointment means almost half of the positions on it are filled by women.

Last year Whistl saw its profit leap 145% in the first full year after its separation from Post NL.