This month, Focus was overwhelmed with the responses to its spotlight request to members who were recently elected to Institute membership. As a special thanks, we have chosen to upload the additional spotlights that were not featured in the magazine to our online news pages.
Our thanks, as always, go to those who take the time to continue to support their professional body.
The following members have been elected to Institute Membership and are now entitled to use the post-nominals MILT:
Workshop Co-ordinator, M J Church Plant Ltd
He started his career in 1999 as an apprentice for FG Bond & Son. He joined MJ Church in 2003. After working for eight years as a Truck Technician, he moved to Workshop Foreman followed by Workshop Coordinator. He was later promoted to his current position of Transport Operations Manager at the end of 2017 after he completed his Operator CPC earlier that year.
Nuran Fraser, Senior Lecturer, Muscat University
Having completed my PhD, I took up a position as a lecturer in International Business at Manchester Metropolitan University. Following that, I developed my interest in Logistics and Supply Chain management and ended up staying at the University for a total of 20 years. In 2015, I took the decision to move away from academia and worked for a couple of consultancies training engineers in Project Management principles and training seasoned professionals in Supply Chain Management from a London base. In late 2017, I was offered the opportunity to come and work in Oman to help set up the Logistics and Supply Chain function for Muscat University from a standing start. During my initial deployment, I supported the teaching of foundation level students that have head them into the start of the Logistics and Supply Chain BSc and subsequent MSc in association with Aston and Cranfield Universities. I continue to research and publish widely and am enjoying my new challenge in the Middle East. I am very happy to be a member of CILT.
Andrew Hopkins, Managing Director, DamienRhys Imaginarium
After studying Transport Management at Aston University, he went to travel through much of Asia in what turned out to be more than a gap year. In 2015 he started importing consumer products to the Philippines from the UK and continues to grow this business, which affords him a lot of flexibility to pursue his family’s passion to travel. His biggest challenges are scaling up the business, finding logistical solutions to increasing the size and frequency of his imports, while dealing with the regulatory hurdles of a growing business.
Services Manager, River Island Clothing Co
After starting in contract security aged 18 somewhat in error David efficiently progressed through the contract security ranks before joining TK Maxx Loss Prevention. Similar swift progression was made through the team before taking early redundancy in 2009. The following day he started with River Island and has progressed from Security Controller to Services Manager. Whilst working with River Island David's skill set has increased with multi department responsibilities and a change in career direction. David enjoys the fast pace of Logistics and providing effective services to high numbers of staff in an ever changing business.
Justin Waite, Area Transport Manager, Tarmac
Justin is the Area Transport Manger for Tarmac materials division in the Anglia Area, responsible for managing a fleet of vehicles for the delivery of aggregates, asphalt and readymix concrete. He has worked in logistics for 15 years moving a huge range of products from pharmaceuticals to construction materials, starting his career with the pallet networks before moving to create a small loads department within Aggregate Industries, it was whilst at Aggregate Industries he gained my CPC and IOSH qualifications both of which have proved invaluable in the industry. From Aggregate Industries Justin moved onto working in the pharmaceutical sector and 5 years ago due to relocation he came back to construction materials working with Tarmac CRH. Last year he was fortunate enough to receive an award from the Institute of Couriers for contributions to road safety and community engagement.
The following members have been elected to Chartered membership and are now entitled to use the post-nominals CMILT:
, Logistics and Supply Chain Leader, INEOS (O&P UK)
Started in 2000 as an Office Junior with I.S. Logistics ltd, specialising in Italian groupage services, working my way to Operations Manager leaving after 4 years to join Anglo Overseas Ltd as Logistics Manager specialising in Whisky Exports and Bonded Warehousing. Made redundant 5 years later I joined Howco Metals as a Logistics Analyst. Became Operations Manager with Redhead International starting their overnight Scotland > Ireland groupage service. Joined FoundOcean Ltd as Supply Chain Manager. Worked on several Offshore Construction Projects most significantly the salvage and parbuckling operation of the Costa Concordia (stricken cruise liner off the Italian Coast) Currently with INOES O&P UK Supply Chain dept. Bulk Distribution of 560 KTES (kilo tons) of Polymer products worldwide and internal optimisation projects.
, Senior Technical Advisor
In his 28 years journey of career he was engaged in supply management, logistics and transportation of medicine, vaccines, FMCGs, health care and house hold products in different corporate capacities under the private sector flagship conglomerates for more than one decade. He also worked as a faculty for SCM in post graduate business programs of a University. He also worked for public health logistics under a USAID funded project as a senior technical lead in Management Sciences for Health (MSH), USA and worked in Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in Bangladesh. He worked in developing standard logistics management tools and standard warehousing procedures and in basic logistics training for thousands of public health logisticians. He also worked as lead technical in electronic medical equipment management system for district level public hospitals under different sector development programs. Currently he is working as a lead supply chain consultant under GH Pro, USA to pave the way for improving public health care services of the country.
Roseline Walker, Technical Specialist, Transport Research Laboratory
Roseline Walker is Technical Specialist, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL ltd). She joined the company in 2014 with 10 years of experience working for FTSE 100 retailers in a variety of sustainability and logistics roles. She has a comprehensive understanding of range of environmental issues and how businesses can minimise their footprints through sustainable working practices. She also has a sound knowledge of the freight industry and has established a strong network of industry contacts. In her role at TRL, she works on a range of freight projects for clients, creating sustainable solutions for transport related issues.
The following members have been elected to Chartered Fellowship and are now entitled to use the post-nominals FCILT:
Andrew Byrne, Managing Director, DFDS Seaways plc
Andrew Byrne is Managing Director of DFDS Seaways. Andrew started his career in the Shipping and Terminal Management Industry in 1990 before moving into the Rail freight Industry in 2001, where he spent 17 years working for DB Cargo UK (formerly EWS Railway). Andrew performed Operational Management roles in Newcastle, Doncaster and Immingham, becoming a Business Manager in Buxton in 2006, and South Wales in 2010. From 2014 Andrew was the National Head of Maintenance and Resources, before joining DFDS in January 2018. Andrew is a practitioner of visual performance management and structured KPI management to drive performance.
Richard Street, Supply Chain Director, Halfords Ltd
Richard started his career in Logistics after university in Third party operations and business development . The bulk of his career has been in Retail Logistics and Supply Chain having worked for Boots , Virgin , WHSmith , Mothercare and most recently Halfords where he was Infrastructure Director responsible for end to end Supply Chain and IT .Richard has also been involved in the charity sector and leadership of a church in his home town of Rugby. He is currently seeking his next opportunity to contribute to the success of an organisation and welfare / engagement of those involved in the Supply Chain .
Neil Wilson, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Neil Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Aviation Management at Coventry University. His career in aviation management began 28 years ago when he was appointed to the position of Airport Manager for British Midland Airways at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Following this, there were postings in the UK to East Midlands airport, in the USA to Chicago O’Hare airport, and then to Freetown airport in Sierre Leone. Following the completion of an MBA at Leeds University, a career change in 2010 led him to teaching and an opportunity to inspire young people with a variety of talents to join the immensely rewarding air transport industry.