Business group Logistics UK has strengthened its Board with the appointment of three new directors, including the current Strategy and Transformation Director for Bis Henderson Group, Louisa Hosegood. Together with Simon Hobbs and Gavin Murdoch, Louisa joins the Board to help guide the business as it continues to lead the logistics industry in it’s post-pandemic recovery, as well as establishing itself as a top three business group with government and other stakeholders.
“Our new directors join us at an exciting time in our organisation’s development,“ says Logistics UK president Phil Roe, “and each brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen which will be invaluable as we continue to drive Logistics UK forwards. The organisation passed 20,000 members for the first time recently, and we have ambitious plans for the year ahead – I look forward to working with them to deliver for our membership and the wider logistics industry.“
All three new directors have extensive experience of the industry, gained in a variety of roles and transport modes. Louisa is Strategy and Transformation Director for Bis Henderson Group and has amassed extensive experience in senior roles with John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer and Tesco PLC. She is passionate about fit-for-future joined up supply chains, and is currently central to developing innovative, customer-centric services across the Bis Henderson’s consulting, warehousing space and recruitment businesses.
On news of the appointment, Louisa shared she was “excited to be part of an important phase of growth for Logistics UK and I believe this appointment will help amplify their voice across government and the supply chain and logistics industry, at a time when the views and insights of its membership have never been more vital than now to be heard.“ She adds “This is an industry navigating the currents of change in an increasingly challenging post-pandemic world, and it is my privilege to lend my experience and commercial perspective to an organisation that is passionate about giving a voice to our industry, knowing how critical a part it can play in boosting the economic growth of our nation.“
Hobbs is CEO of Kinaxia Logistics, one of the UK’s fastest-growing logistics businesses, which currently operates more than 850 vehicles and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing nationwide. Prior to joining Kinaxia, he gained 35 years’ experience with organisations including DHL Supply Chain, CEVA Logistics and Kuehne & Nagel.
Murdoch joined DHL Supply Chain in 1996 as Development Manager, Northern Ireland, and has subsequently worked in many company’s operations around the world. Now working as Managing Director of Network Transport Solutions at DHL Supply Chain UKI, he leads a team of cross-sector experts driving efficiency and carbon reduction, as well as upskilling the next generation of employees in a variety of roles.
“Over the past few years, Logistics UK has established a reputation for excellence, building a significant presence for the sector with parliament and other stakeholders,“ continues Roe. “Alongside our existing expert board members, I am confident that our new directors will provide the challenge and impetus the organisation needs to continue its growth and deliver on its ambitious plans for the sector.“
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Louisa joined the Bis Henderson team in 2020, bringing with her 18 years’ experience in retail and eCommerce; fulfilling senior supply chain leadership roles at some of the UK’s largest retailers. Immediately prior to her appointment as Digital and Strategy Director, Louisa was Head of Logistics Network Development at Marks & Spencer, where she was responsible for developing the strategy and design for a simpler omni-channel logistics network to support in store and online sales for the retailers Clothing and Home lines. Louisa has also held senior positions at John Lewis where she was highly influential in creating the first end-to-end supply chain strategy for the retailer, underpinning ambitious growth plans and operational efficiency at scale.
Using her wealth of experience and understanding of retail and eCommerce at a strategic level, Louisa will be responsible for developing the breadth, depth and reach of Bis Henderson Consulting’s retail and eCommerce proposition, offering our clients a much broader and heightened level of support for their supply chain and wider business objectives.
Contact Louisa on [email protected].