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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) is delighted to announce Alan Jones FCILT, Managing Director, Alan B Jones and Associates, as its new Chair.

Alan took over as Chair of the Board of CILT(UK) on Monday 21st October. He has been a member of the Institute for more than 30 years and was a valued Board member of CILT(UK) before stepping down in December 2017 to become Vice President, CILT International. In his role as Chair, Alan will also maintain his position as a CILT International Vice President and Trustee.

Alan has spent his entire career working in logistics and transport, covering all sectors from container shipping to public transport operations. He began his career as an engineer in the bus and coach sector, becoming Chief Engineer of the then largest division of the National Bus Company, London Country Green Line. He later moved into the transport sector, managing substantial businesses and large diverse workforces in the UK and Europe, before investing in his own businesses in the shipping and parcel delivery sectors.

Alan’s appointment as Chair of the Board of CILT(UK) comes at an important time for the Institute as it transitions into a new era, after celebrating its Centenary in 2019. The Institute is currently undergoing several governance changes, and continues to push ahead with plans to move forward on its strategy and vision to make CILT the essential global professional body for those involved in leading supply chain operations for the movement of goods and people.

Alan Jones, Chair, CILT(UK), said: “I am honoured to be appointed as Chair, CILT(UK). I am committed to building on Richard Wilding’s passionate approach and style and to continue his outstanding work. I am looking forward to working with the Board and staff of CILT(UK) to ensure the creation and development of an Institute we are all proud to be a part of.”

Richard Wilding, Immediate Past Chair, CILT(UK), said: “It has been a tremendous honour to stand as Chair of this great Institute for the last four years and as a board member and trustee for eight years. I am proud that we have made great strides to develop the Institute into the essential home for all industry leaders and a new diverse generation.  

“I give my full support to Alan and the team as we continue to raise awareness of the Institute and promote our profession throughout what looks sure to be a challenging and uncertain time for all of us involved in the movement of goods and people. Alan’s background and skills are very much aligned to the next phase of development for the Institute and the changes to be implemented in the near future.” 

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), said: “I would like to thank Richard Wilding for his hard-work, enthusiasm and dedication to the role of Chair, CILT(UK) over the last four years. He has been a great advocate of the Institute and supporter of the staff and he has been instrumental in ensuring that the Institute is fit for the future. 

“I am looking forward to working with Alan Jones as we move into our next century. Alan’s experience and business acumen will ensure he provides an invaluable contribution to the development of our Institute.”

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