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Skills for Logistics

Paul Brooks, Chairman

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Paul has responsibility for the worldwide sales of logistics solutions across all sectors and for a wide range of clients on behalf of Unipart Logistics, a division of the Unipart Group. He has developed solutions with clients in the retail, technology, automotive and aerospace sectors across Europe, North America and Asia. He is currently involved with the deployment of solutions based upon Unipart Logistics’ unique way of working known as "The Unipart Way". Paul joined Unipart Logistics in January 2000 as managing director of Unipart’s e-fulfilment business and has extensive experience in the third party logistics sector, having previously held positions as managing director of Cert Logistics and business director with Exel Logistics. Prior to these posts Paul held senior positions in Business Services, IT and Automotive.

Paul holds a first degree in Mathematics from Hull and an MBA from Kingston Business School. He is currently Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), an organisation of 20,000 professional members covering all facets of Logistics and Transport.

David Morton, Deputy Chairman

David Morton, SfL Board Member

Strategic Development Director, with Edinburgh based Menzies Distribution Ltd. David joined Menzies, in 1992 from a background spanning various roles in operational research, plant, commercial and logistics management. His current role recognises the strategic importance of continuously developing Menzies’ logistics capabilities, related focus upon delivery of innovative business-wide project developments, & ongoing need to ensure that these reflect both clients’ aspirations & customers’ needs. Menzies specialises in time critical logistics, including wholesaling services to the UK newspaper & magazine publishing sector.

Robert Bartup

Robert Bartup, SfL Board Member

Managing Director, GB Liners, the third generation of his family to be involved with the business. Robert became National Chairman of The Movers Institute in 1998 and led the DTI-funded ‘Moving Up’ project, providing a network of regional training centres and in-company training material. Robert was President of the British Association of Removers in 2002/3.

Perry Glading

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Perry Glading joined Forth Ports PLC in February 1999 as the Deputy Managing Director of Port of Tilbury London Limited. He was subsequently appointed Managing Director in February 2001. He was appointed to the Board of Forth Ports PLC in June 2001. Previously he worked for a number of years in the European logistics market. He is a senior member of the Management Committee of Port Skills and Safety, which is the lead body on safety and training matters in the UK port industry.

Andy Lawrence

Andy Lawrence

Andy Lawrence has vast experience of the logistics sector having worked his way up from Contract Operator at Exel Logistics, to Transport Manager then Operations Director at David Maxim Haulage. In 2006 Andy undertook a management buy out to acquire 100% of the Maxim Companies, and is now MD and Owner of the privately owned business providing 3rd party warehousing and distribution to the intermediate food manufacturing industry. Andy has a keen interest in developing the skills of his workforce and is an employer representative on the Steering Committee for the Logistics Academy East Midlands.

Robert Monks

Robert Monks, SfL Board Member
General Secretary, United Road Transport Union. After 14 years as a full-time URTU official, Robert left employment with the Union to practice as a barrister on the Northern circuit, specialising in Employment and Discrimination Law. In 2001, Robert was elected General Secretary of URTU and is currently in his second term of Office.

Toni Eastwood OBE

Toni Eastwood OBE

Director of Talent and Academy, Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Toni has over 23 years experience working in business and organisational development, designing and delivering learning and development solutions. She has specialist experience in developing and implementing interventions to support leadership and management development and for the last 10 years, diversity and women in the workplace. A regular contributor to TV, radio and press and has published research into the issues and barriers surrounding The Glass Ceiling, Women in non traditional sectors and Social Inclusion. In 2007 Toni was recognised in the New Year’s honours list with an OBE for her contribution to Equal Opportunities.