Friday, September 28, 2018

Tragic Death Begins Freight and Logistics Staff News

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ZAMBIA – UK – We start this week’s round-up of staff news in the freight and logistics sector with news of the unfortunate sudden death of Jayne Gray, who was fatally injured in a road traffic collision on September 26, during transport charity Transaid's Cycle Zambia Challenge. Gray, the Financial Controller at family business H & R Gray Haulage in Stirling, was taking part in her third cycle challenge with Transaid.

Another cyclist – a support team member from Dream Challenges – was seriously injured in the incident and remains in hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Transaid’s team, together with Dream Challenges, is providing local support. Jayne was raising funds through a Virgin Money Giving page.

All other team members are safe and have been taken to a hotel. Arrangements are being made for them to travel home. The driver of the vehicle involved is in police custody. Investigations into the collision are ongoing. Transaid’s Chief Executive Caroline Barber has travelled from Uganda to Zambia to be with the team. She said:

“We are numb. Jayne was a hugely well-respected figure within the industry and a loyal supporter of Transaid. As an organisation with such a close-knit network of supporters we know Jayne’s loss will be felt across the transport and logistics sector.”

EUROPE – Cathay Pacific has announced that Ray Jewell will retire from his role as Regional Head of Cargo, Europe, after 35 years with the company. Jansen Stafford has been named to succeed the ‘Godfather of Cargo’, as Jewell is referred to by his colleagues. Stafford most recently as Country Manager for Spain, a role he held since August 2016. He will be based in the London Office at Heathrow. Meanwhile Andrew Roe, Cargo Manager UK and Ireland is leaving his role at the ended of September.

GERMANY – Christopher Matalou has become the new Chief Financial Officer of Union Tank Eckstein (UTA), effective since September 1. As a member of the Executive Committee, he reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer Volker Huber. After 3 years, former CEO Robert Nürnberger takes on a central management position in the Fleet & Mobility Division at the parent company Edenred.

SWEDEN – Kerry Logistics has promoted Kenny Rutgersson to the role of Managing Director for Kerry Logistics (Sweden). He joined the company as Head of 3PL three years ago.

AUSTRALIA – B&H Worldwide has appointed Mark Hollis to the newly created position of Head of Commercial – Oceania, effective immediately. He will lead the business on all commercial activities in the region while reporting to the Executive Board. He works alongside Colin Kaltner, B&H's recently appointed Head of operations for Oceania.

CANADA – Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) has announced Edward Monser to its Board of Directors, effective December 17. Monser will step down from his role as President at Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, from October 1.

US – American Airlines Cargo has announced the promotion of Jessica Tyler to Vice President, Strategy and Development. Tyler joined American Airlines in 2012, where she led the team that merged the cargo divisions of US Airways and American Airlines.

US – Northrop Grumman has announced Ann Addison to the role of Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective January 1, 2019. She will succeed Denise Peppard who intends to retire in March 2019. Addison joins the company from Leidos, where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Peppard will remain in the role of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer until December 31, at which point she will continue to assist with the transition as a Corporate Vice President until her retirement.

Addison will join Northrop Grumman on Oct. 22, 2018 in a transitional role as corporate vice president reporting to Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman’s incoming chief executive officer. Addison will be a member of the company’s corporate policy council.

US – The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has named Darren Wells to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective since September 20. Wells returns to the company he joined in 2002 as Vice President and treasurer, progressing through a series of finance leadership roles and served as EVP and CFO for 5 years from 2008-2013.

Wells succeeds Laura Thompson, who in June announced her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 following a 35-year career with the company.

SOUTH AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – Richard Turner, European Director of Global Risk Solutions at RSA Insurance Group has been elected President of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), to serve a four year term. He takes over from Dieter Berg whose four year term ended at the insurance association's annual conference, in South Africa. Turner has had a long relationship with IUMI having served on the Executive Committee between 2011 and 2015 and before that, as a member of the Nominating Committee.

Photo: Jayne Gray pictured in Africa.