Director
Vahana Automotive

Tim Campbell has over 35 years experience of working at many levels within the commercial vehicle industry working at both dealer and manufacturer level, from Research & Development to National Sales Manager as well as running vans and trucks for a living as Contract Hire and Rental Director for a major European bank subsidiary. In the late 1990’s he setup Campbells Commercial Vehicle Marketing which become Europe’s leading market research company working exclusively in the global commercial vehicle market, in 2014 the data division was acquired by Road Transport Media.

Over the years he has spoken to numerous European and international audiences on all types of issues facing the commercial vehicle and transport sectors and has a particular interest in manufacturer globalisation and alternative fuels. With a home in the US for 16 years, he spends the majority of his time attending various commercial vehicle related exhibitions and has visited most major markets including Russia, India, China, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, as well as many European countries and, of course, the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Head of South of England and Urban Policy
Freight Transport Association

Natalie Chapman will tackle the emerging challenge of localised air quality initiatives, such as Clean Air Zones, street-specific diesel bans, and how lack of consideration for freight vehicles can have serious implications for the supply chain.





Fleet Director
Veolia UK & Ireland

Gary has worked in the waste sector for the duration of his career, initially focusing on all aspects of fleet engineering and project management. 

Having joined Veolia in 2003 as Fleet Manager for Veolia’s London Municipal business; Gary gained extensive experience of all aspects of Local Authority fleet management, working on specific developments in innovation including tenders and managing customer relationships.

Gary found opportunity to take on additional responsibility outside of London and the Municipal business line and was promoted to Fleet Director in 2016, where he was responsible for all aspects of fleet management across the entire Veolia business.

“Working in the waste sector is always interesting and equally challenging, for me success relies on teamwork and the ability to foresee and be a part of influencing factors whilst maintaining a positive culture to promote and embrace change”

Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport
DHL Supply Chain UK&I

Ian Clough is Managing Director Network Logistics and Transport for DHL Supply Chain UK&I.

In this role he is responsible for leading the UK&I transport strategy, operations and positioning key specialist products to expand DHL’s portfolio. 

Ian’s logistics experience spans 25+ years including several senior management positions within finance and operations. Ian has worked in different sectors, businesses and geographies across the USA and Europe. Previously, he was CEO of DHL’s Express business in the USA and Managing Director of International Europe at TNT.

Ian is also an Independent Director of The Brink’s Company, the world’s largest cash management company. 

Programme Manager Electric Freight
Cross River Partnership

Tanja is Programme Manager Electric Freight at London’s Cross River Partnership; a public-private partnership delivering regeneration and air quality projects in London since 1994.  

Tanja joined Cross River Partnership in September 2015 as a Programme Manager and works across a range of air quality and freight projects with a special focus on electric freight vehicles. As coordinator of the European FREVUE project, she has overseen the deployment of over 80 fully electric vans and trucks of up to 18t and is currently working closely with project partners UPS and UK Power Networks on the Smart Electric Urban Logistics project. Prior to CRP, Tanja provided  consultancy services to the public and private sector on a wide range of sustainability issues, including waste recycling, hazardous substances and environmental megatrends. 

Managing Director
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Andy Eastlake was appointed LowCVP’s Managing Director in April 2012, after serving both on the board and for many years as Chair of the Members Council.  Andy has a strong background in vehicle engineering, specialising in powertrain developments, fuel efficiency and emissions. As MD he has been closely involved in the design and implementation of the latest testing and accreditation schemes for a variety of vehicles, including buses and HGVs and most recently leading the work on retrofit emissions technology accreditation.  Andy and the LowCVP have a key role supporting DfT, DEFRA and OLEV in stimulating the uptake of low carbon and low emission technologies. The LowCVP have long championed the need for low carbon fuels and energy used in the most efficient  clean vehicles and their work with the government aims to accelerate the market to achieve this. Andy is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

Head of Central Operations and Transport
John Lewis & Partners

For the past four years Ben Farrell has been Head of Central Operations and Transport in John Lewis. He has a wide and varied array of responsibilities across John Lewis’ daily and future operations and loves the fast pace and challenges of the job. He has a keen interest in retail supply chain operations, and is a passionate advocate of the ever increasing contribution they play in defining the success of businesses.  He joined the John Lewis Partnership as Group Head of Operational Risk Management in 2011 and was responsible for developing the John Lewis Partnership’s resilience and awareness of future risks to successful trading.

Prior to joining the John Lewis Partnership he served in the British Army.  Commissioned into the Irish Guards, he held commands during the invasion of Iraq, in Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland ​and Afghanistan. ​He held a variety of strategy roles in the Ministry of Defence for a number of years led the team responsible for the day to day running of the British military operation in Iraq for two and a half years.  He commanded the Irish Guards between 2008-2010.  

He was awarded an MBE for his service in Kosovo in 1999 and has a Master’s degree from Cranfield University.

General Manager - CSR & Technical Planning
DPD Group UK

Rob Fowler is General Manager - CSR & Technical Planning for DPD Group UK who together with the Director of Technical Services, Mark Wilkes oversees the UK Driving Change CSR Programme, our European-wide CSR programme.  Delivering the UK Urban Logistics vision is a key part of Rob’s role and he is focussed on building the first all-electric urban network across London and the deployment of electric and alternative fuel vehicles throughout the DPD network.  Rob also works on a range of other projects within the Technical Services function.  Rob is currently studying for his MBA at Aston Business School.

Transport Correspondent

Victoria started her career as a Senior Broadcast Journalist to BBC One News covering business & economics stories. She was the lead producer to business editor Robert Peston, economics correspondent Hugh Pym and technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. She later moved to become a BBC News Presenter where she presented bulletins on BBC News and reported on breaking stories.

Currently, Victoria is a Business Correspondent for national television and national radio bulletins on the BBC and presents on BBC Breakfast on BBC One, BBC News, and BBC World News.

Transport Sales Manager
Calor

Mark Gilks, Transport Sales Manager for Calor, works with a number of customers across a variety of sectors. Working closely with them to understand their requirements he and the team advise on the most suitable sustainable fuel options, including LPG, BioLPG and LNG.

Mark has worked with a number of international, local and regional businesses enabling them to reduce their reliance on diesel in order to fuel costs and meet sustainability targets. With over 16 years’ experience in cryogenics and gaseous fuels, Mark brings a wealth of experience to Calor and their customers.

When not working Mark is a keen traveller and enjoys planning his next adventure with his family; he also likes watching football and rugby league. 

Principal Consultant
Visionary Innovation Group, Frost & Sullivan

Lynne is a Principal Consultant in the Visionary Innovation Group at Frost & Sullivan. She focuses on foresight and trends analysis to help clients think strategically about their operating environments now and into the future. This includes analysing the mega trends and emerging issues driving change in particular contexts and industries. Lynne has worked with a broad range of city, transport and mobility clients, including TfL, DfT, HS2, Thales,  Mitsui, MTR, Heathrow, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen. By understanding how trends impact organisations in particular contexts, Lynne helps clients to adapt to changes in their business environments by actively exploring, shaping and managing their futures. 

Head of Sustainable Logisitcs
University of Birmingham

Monica Guise is currently responsible for all logistics including transport, global travel, car parking, post and exports; sustainably for the University of Birmingham. The award winning team include one of the most sustainable fleets in the UK and working with the city of Birmingham we are making a real impact on tackling environmental travel and car parking.

30 years of experience in logistics led to Monica being appointed Head of Sustainable Logistics this year for the University of Birmingham. Now responsible for the management and strategic development of all five services the University’s Transport fleet, functions and service offerings have proved the most challenging and rewarding.

Working together with University research departments she has been able to pioneer new initiatives to drive the Green agenda forward introducing more sustainable travel options on behalf of the University in reducing its CO2 footprint and reducing costs. These include the first fleet in the country to run Hydrogen Fuel cell, electric and diesel vehicles concurrently.

Principal Transport Planner
Pete Brett Associates

Tim Hapgood is a Principal Transport Planner with Peter Brett Associates, who have been supporting the Tideway project – the new ‘Super-sewer’ for London – from the planning stage through to the current construction phase. He has been working with Tideway providing logistics support on a range of topics including the introduction of Low Entry Cab (LEC) vehicles. Tim began his career at Bristol City Council where he was integral in establishing the Bristol Freight Consolidation Centre. Tim moved to London and joined consultants JMP in 2008 specialising in freight and logistics. In 2014 Tim joined Peter Brett Associates as a freight and logistics specialist in the London Transport Team and leads freight and logistics projects for a range of clients.

Director, Research
Savills

Kevin is a Director in the Savills Research team where he heads up research capability into industrial and logistics markets. Kevin co-ordinates market data collection across the UK ands the periodical Big Shed Briefing reports. He specialises in topic and trend based research by applying “real life” issues to logistics and industrial property. Key examples being a landmark study into the real estate implications of the growing waste management and recycling industry and the landmark Warehouse of the Future Report.

Kevin regularly presents at industry events and has appeared at The Estates Gazette European Distribution Summit, the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit, Warehousing Futures and other events for the IPF, IPD and the CPD Foundation Kevin is a member of Industrial Agents Society, CILT, IPF and Past Chair of the Society of Property Researchers.

Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy
Department for Transport, UK

Bob is Head of Environment Strategy at the UK’s Department for Transport having previously worked at the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, a cross Government policy unit working to position the UK as a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and deployment of zero emission vehicles and associated technologies.

Bob was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering from Edinburgh University in 2002 having graduated from there with an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997. Bob is an Associate Member of the I Mech E.

Traffic and Road Logistics Manager
Tideway

Gordon Sutherland is the Traffic & Road Logistics Manager for Tideway, the company building the Thames Tideway Tunnel, known as the ‘Super-sewer’.

He developed the project’s road logistics strategy to support its commitment to address work-related road risk. Gordon started his working life as a postal cadet with Royal Mail in 1983. He went on to undertake UK-wide logistics management roles with them. In 2005, he joined TfL’s Freight Unit to develop and implement FORS.

After the launch of the London Freight Plan in 2007, Gordon left TfL and went into rail logistics, then Crossrail. He joined Tideway in 2013.

Director of City Planning
Transport for London

Alex is the Director of City Planning at Transport for London

His responsibilities are:

  • Working with the Mayor to develop/deliver his Transport Strategy for London
  • Develop and gain powers for major infrastructure projects such as tube extensions/new river crossings
  • Provide transport advice on Land Use Planning applications referable to the Mayor
  • Manage relationship with London Boroughs
  • Ensure our work is underpinned by a robust evidence base through modelling and analysis

Alex was formally appointed to the post in April 2017 having held it on an interim basis since April 2016.  Before that he was Director of Borough Planning (from 2007). Prior to TfL he worked in LB Camden and LB Ealing

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