WINCANTON - Key Persons


ADRIAN MAXWELL COLMAN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Anthony (Tony) Bickerstaff

Job Titles:
  • Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Member of the AUDIT COMMITTEE
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Chairman and Independent NED
Anthony (Tony) Bickerstaff became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in September 2020, and Chair of the Audit Committee in March 2021. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Cadent Gas Limited, the UK's largest gas distribution network, in February 2022. Prior to this he was CFO of Costain Group plc, the FTSE All-Share smart infrastructure solutions company. Before joining Costain, Tony held a number of senior management and financial positions at Taylor Woodrow. He was also a Nonexecutive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited and Electricity Settlements Company Limited from November 2014 to October 2020.

Daniel Porte - Chief Strategy Officer

Job Titles:
  • Strategy Director
Daniel joined Wincanton in January 2021 as Strategy Director and a member of the Executive Management Team. Daniel was most recently VP Strategy - North America (LSG Group) leading key strategic projects, including M&A and acquisition projects as well as driving the region's strategic initiatives. He also held other senior roles within the LSG Group in the UK and Europe including Director Supply Chain Optimisation UK. Daniel holds an MBA degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Mainz, Germany, with a specialty in accounting and information technology.

DAVID JOHN CHEGWIDDEN RADCLIFFE

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Debbie Lentz

Job Titles:
  • Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Member of the REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
  • Non - Executive Director
Debbie became a Non-executive Director of Wincanton in June 2019. She is currently President of Global Supply Chain and a member of the Executive Management Team at RS Group plc, a global multichannel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. Formerly Chief Supply Chain Officer at Toys ‘R' Us from 2014 to 2017, she held senior management positions in customer service, logistics, product supply, procurement, manufacturing and IT at Kraft Foods Group, in both North America and Europe as well as at Nabisco Food Company.

Dr. Martin Read - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Chairman of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Member of the REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Martin joined Wincanton as Chair in August 2018. He is Chair of the UK Government's Senior Salaries Review Body and a member of the Council of Shakespeare's Globe where he sits on the Audit and Risk Committee. Martin is a former Chair of Laird plc, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, the Electricity Settlements Company and the Remuneration Consultants Group. He has served on the Boards of Lloyd's, Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. He was Chief Executive of International IT Services company Logica from 1993 to 2007.

Gill Barr

Job Titles:
  • Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Member of the REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
  • Chairman and Independent NED
  • Nonexecutive Director
Gill was appointed as a Nonexecutive Director of Wincanton in September 2017 and is currently a Non-executive Director of PayPoint plc and N Brown Group plc. She was previously a Non-executive Director of construction group Morgan Sindall plc and of developer McCarthy & Stone. She was Group Marketing Director of The Co-operative Group and Marketing Director of John Lewis. Gill spent seven years at Kingfisher plc where she held a variety of senior marketing, business development and strategy roles.

GILLIAN CAROLE BARR

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

Ian Keilty - COO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
Ian joined Wincanton in November 2018 as Managing Director - Retail and Consumer and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2020. He was previously Vice President, European Supply Chain, at Sysco and Chief Operating Officer at Brakes, the UK's leading food service supplier. Ian has also held various positions on the operating boards and executive committees at Booker Group plc and Iceland Stores. Prior to this Ian worked in engineering and supply chain roles for Mars, British Gas and Nissan, and holds an MBA from London Business School.

James Wroath - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Executive Management Team
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
James was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2019. He was formerly Head of North America with LSG Sky Chefs, the airline catering division of Lufthansa AG, best known as one of the world's largest airline and rail catering and hospitality companies. Before joining LSG in 2015, James worked for Kuehne + Nagel as the Senior Vice-President in North America for both Contract Logistics and Overland Transportation, as well as Managing Director in the UK for their Drinks Logistics business. Prior to this, he was Head of Distribution for Scottish & Newcastle plc.

Lyn Colloff - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
Lyn was appointed Company Secretary in April 2020. She was formerly Company Secretary at Cobham plc for over ten years and brings a wealth of experience to Wincanton. Lyn is a qualified Chartered Secretary and worked exclusively in the financial services sector before joining Cobham from the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). Lyn achieved an MBA at Aston University in 2004 and now chairs the Company Secretary's Forum of the CGI, the Chartered Governance Institute.

MARTIN PETER READ, CBE - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • CHAIRMAN
  • Director

Mihiri Jayaweera

Job Titles:
  • Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Member of the AUDIT COMMITTEE
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Board As a Non - Executive Director
Mihiri joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in April 2020. Until October 2019, she was Group Head of Strategy and a member of the Group Executive Committee of TP ICAP Group, the FTSE 250 professional intermediaries' firm, operating in financial, energy and commodities markets internationally. She was previously a consultant at Trivedi Capital, a private equity investment advisory firm based in London. She has also held positions at Nomura International, Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank.

PAUL DAVID DEAN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Paul Durkin

Job Titles:
  • Chief Customer and Innovation Officer
Paul was appointed Chief Customer and Innovation Officer in June 2021. Previous to this Paul led Wincanton's Digital & eFulfilment business, responsible for developing our direct to customer propositions and growth. Over the past ten years Paul has established Wincanton as a market leader in home delivery and eFulfilment services with clients such as IKEA, M&S, Wickes and Screwfix. Before joining Wincanton Paul worked for Tibbett and Britten and latterly DHL Supply Chain, leading supply chain operations for blue chip clients in the UK and Asia. Paul has a passion for developing people and chairs the CILT's ASPIRE foundation, which provides funded education and training opportunities for those in transport and logistics.

RAJIV SHARMA - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Sally Austin - CHRO

Job Titles:
  • Chief People Officer
  • Member of the Executive Management Team
Sally joined Wincanton in August 2019 as Chief People Officer and a member of the Executive Management Team. Sally was previously the Group HR Director with Costain Group plc, a British technology-based construction and engineering company, where she held a variety of HR roles and became Group HR Director in 2014. Prior to Costain, Sally began her career in HR at BAE Systems followed by CooperVision and latterly Eaton Corporation where she held a number of HR management roles across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Externally Sally is a Foundation Governor at Warwick Independent Schools Foundation and Chair of Governors for King's High School, Warwick.

STEWART OADES

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR
  • Member of the AUDIT COMMITTEE
  • Member of the NOMINATION COMMITTEE
  • Senior Independent Director
Stewart became a Nonexecutive Director of Wincanton in November 2014 and was appointed as the Senior Independent Director in July 2015. He is the dedicated Non-executive Director for Employee Engagement. Stewart is currently Chair of John Good & Sons Limited, a freight forwarding and travel industry leader, and is also a Non-executive Director of Forth Ports Limited.

TIMOTHY CHARLES LAWLOR - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

Tom Hinton - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the Executive Management Team
Tom was appointed CFO in August 2022. Previous roles include Group CFO positions at Infinis Energy plc, Domestic and General Ltd and, more recently, WE Soda Limited, an international mining and chemicals business. Tom was previously a Trustee for Christian Aid and Chair of its Finance, Fundraising and Investment Committee.