Whistl has appointed John Evans the company’s head of legal and Gareth Hughes, procurement, property and fleet director at the operator, to its executive board of management.

Evans, who is also company secretary,  joined Whistl in 2003. Hughes joined the carrier more recently in 2015.

Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said: “We are delighted to welcome John and Gareth to the executive board of management as they bring a deep knowledge and expertise of their areas of the business which will help drive our future development and growth plans.”

Last year the operator recruited former TNT MD Alistair Cochrane to bolster its experience as it ramps up its presence in the parcel delivery sector where it sees its future growth coming from.