Shane is CEO of the Cold Chain Federation, having joined in July 2018. He is an experienced lobbyist and campaigner. He has worked in membership organisations across the food industry and brings a track record of running influencing campaigns that make a positive difference.
Shane is a political geek, he can recite sections of early 2000’s political drama the West Wing verbatim (don’t ask him to!). He is also a part time supporter of Bristol City and father to two girls.
Sally is a Vice President in the capital deployment and leasing team at Prologis UK and focuses on projects in the Midlands and South East, including the UK’s leading rail-served logistics park – Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal – in Northamptonshire. Sally has over 20 years’ experience in logistics development, leasing and asset management as both a landlord and occupier, having worked for Amazon, Savills, John Lewis, Brixton plc and King Sturge.
Sunnah Habib is a graduate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc at the University of Derby with one-year industry experience at Wincanton. For her final year dissertation, Sunnah researched barriers to progression in the workplace with a specific focus towards Muslim Women in Logistics, and spoke about her experiences at the CILT diversity roadshow. Currently, Sunnah is working as a Transport planner building her experience on the Wincanton graduate scheme.
Appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer LCST in September 2019, Huw Jenkins oversees Commodity Support Services and Storage, Distribution and Freight for the £6.5bn Logistics, Commodities and Supplies Transformation Programme at Leidos UK.
Huw has an impressive career history, most recently as a Sector Director with Wincanton. In the role, he had full P&L, Operations and Sales responsibility for Wincanton’s General Merchandise Sector. He has over 25 years’ experience working with a range of household names including Coca Cola, DHL and well-known retailers such as Asda, Iceland and Poundland.
A graduate of the University of Huddersfield, Huw is a keen sports fan who lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and three sons.
Ulrike Just studied Economics at Handelshochschule Leipzig (Germany), Warwick University (UK), and IIM Lucknow (India) and got her MBA from Harvard Business School (USA). This provided her with a fantastic opportunity to immerse herself into many different cultures and ways of life.
After studying, Ulrike began her career at the Boston Consulting Group’ Industrial Goods sector, optimising steel plants in Ukraine, revamping plastics marketing in South Africa and supporting M&A activities of various big companies around the world.
Her further career path led her to Linde Gases, where she planned automated filing and storage plants for gas cylinders, and to the Private Equity firm Bain Capital, where she worked on one of their portfolio companies in the elevator industry.
In 2017, Ulrike joined Linde Material Handling as Vice President Business Development, responsible for developing the LMH EMEA strategy, but also for Market Intelligence, Business Innovation and Process Optimization.
In 2020, Ulrike took up position as Managing Director for Linde Material Handling (LMH) UK & Ireland, joining the business at an exciting time as they embark on one of the biggest transformations in the Linde MH UK history. This transformation will further enhance the UK’s focus on customer needs.
On top of her role as MD for LMH, Ulrike took over the responsibility for KION ITS UK & Ireland in early 2021. KION ITS encompasses three strong material handling brands – Linde, Still and Baoli – strengthening the collaboration and innovation across all brands to serve the needs of customers with the right solution at the right time.
Ulrike’s drive for management stems from curiosity for many different topics, countries and people. But more importantly, she is very passionate about creating a work environment in which people can develop their talents and skills and come together as a community – because she strongly believes that only happy employees can deliver truly great customer service.
During her spare time, Ulrike loves a day out climbing the mountains with friends and keeping fit with kickboxing.
Kimberley McIntosh is an Operations Leader at Royal Mail, with a 16-year career of extensive experience within fast moving customer-focused, highly regulated transport and logistics organisations.
At Royal Mail, she is responsible for the end-to-end pipeline of all mail in the London and South Essex area – encompassing c.5,000 employees dedicated to keeping the country connected. She has had a successful track record in delivering complex operational change with visible leadership, consistent customer focus and the development of an inclusive culture for all.
As a senior black leader within the organisation and a single mother of two teenage children, she has navigated a variety of challenges to forge an impressive career journey (whilst embarking on an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School). This has led to her being recognised at a number of national industry awards, most notably as the Award Winner within the Freight Leader category, at the 2019 Everywoman Awards.
This recognition has cemented her ongoing commitment to championing diversity and inclusion within the transport and logistics industry. The adage “you can’t be what you can’t see” resonates deeply with Kimberley, and she now actively uses her platform to raise awareness to young women from diverse backgrounds to believe in and reach their full potential in an exciting and rapidly evolving industry.
Denis is an accomplished leader with an impressive history of advancing innovative solutions, including autonomous aerial vehicles, mobile robots, and robot piece picking applications into global warehouse operations. He currently serves as Director of Business Development - Europe for Locus Robotics, leading strategic and operational initiatives aimed at increasing Locus's European portfolio.
Before joining Locus, Denis led the Global Robotics Acceleration Program at DHL. In this role, he scouted, tested, advised, and deployed the latest automation and warehouse technologies across diverse industries in over 30 countries. Denis's rich international business background, extensive warehouse experience, and passion for innovation allow him to quickly strengthen Locus's European presence while also expanding existing customer programs.
Denis holds a Master of Business Engineering from Steinbeis University of Berlin.
Graduating with a Business Management degree from the University of Surrey, Rob joined the Gist operations management trainee program and has since managed the global warehousing and logistics for British Airways and most recently held a position within the animal welfare sector.
Rob is an active chartered member of the institute of logistics and transport as a committee member for the Thames Valley regional group as well as PRIDE Professional Network Forum Chair. He is a CILT 2020 Excellence Awards finalist in the Diversity Champion category for his work and contribution in establishing the fledgeling CILT PRIDE Professional Network Forum.
During the webinar Rob will reflect that to overcome the skills shortage organisations embracing diversity and inclusion, allowing their people to bring their whole self and therefore their best self to work. This is important to overcoming and essentially is the right thing to do.
As a former FTSE 100 Strategy Partner, James has over twenty years experience in the logistics sector with twelve years spent working in consulting.
Having worked exclusively in the supply chain and commercial teams for three of the UKs largest retailers James has been a strategic part of some of the fastest and most complex network growth strategies in the UK for the last two decades.
The total value of capital investments made under James’ advice and guidance has been over a hundred and forty million pounds. Commissioning over forty supply chain projects, four depot new build construction projects, three depot refurbishment and retrofit programmes, and over twenty technology investment proposals.
As Managing Director, Harry Watts is at the forefront of data analysis and simulation at SEC Storage, leading digital transformation projects which combine his analytical approach to complex problem solving, with SEC's outstanding knowledge and experience. He has been able to oversee unprecedented growth through the use of intelligent, flexible and data-driven solutions to deliver multiple award-winning, nationally-recognised warehouse projects.
In addition to his commercial experience, Harry has also had a successful academic career with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and recently completing an Executive Masters in Supply Chain Management & Logistics at Cranfield University. In 2020 Harry was elected as just the 25th Member of the Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) under the age of 30.