Our highly-skilled, experienced and proven leadership team come from a wide and varied range of industries and disciplines. Together, they provide the perfect combination of expertise and capability to realise our business’ short- and long-term goals.

Meet the team

Alex Laffey

Chief Executive Officer

  • Global logistics expert with more than 25 years’ experience
  • Previously UK Distribution Director and Global Network Development Director, leading overall transformation of UK, European and Asia networks, delivering significant cost reductions, improved availability and service
  • Led the transformation of a new business operating model for Eddie Stobart Logistics
  • Joined Eddie Stobart Logistics in 2015

Anoop Kang

Chief Financial Officer

  • Chartered accountant
  • Formerly Chief Financial Officer at Cambian Group plc
  • Held a number of senior financial roles at Balfour Beatty plc and Kier Group plc
  • Joined Eddie Stobart in 2019

David Pickering

Chief Operating Officer

  • Almost 30 years’ experience working for Eddie Stobart Logistics
  • Detailed knowledge of operations spanning the breadth of our business sectors
  • Leadership of operational directors
  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation
  • Joined Eddie Stobart Logistics in 1990

Sébastien Desreumaux

Chief Executive Officer – iForce and Chief Executive Officer of Contract Logistics and Warehousing Operations – Eddie Stobart

  • Over 20 years’ experience across the whole supply chain within fast-growing international logistics businesses
  • Previously MD of UK, Ireland and Benelux at JF Hillebrand Global Beverage Logistics
  • Joined iForce in 2018
  • Became CEO of Contract Logistics and Warehousing Operations at Eddie Stobart in addition to iForce CEO in 2019

Mark Duggan

Managing Director – The Pallet Network

  • Over 20 years’ logistics experience
  • Former managing director of a longstanding TPN member
  • A wealth of practical experience with technology and systems, communication and service excellence
  • Joined TPN as Commercial Director in 2014
  • Led the network’s significant development and growth
  • Became Managing Director in 2015

Simon Edwards

Managing Director – Logistics People

  • 16 years’ experience in logistics recruitment
  • Former board member at Manpower Group, responsible for driving and logistics
  • Expert in permanent and temporary recruitment across retail, e-commerce, FMCG, postal/courier and building distribution
  • Held senior roles in operations, sales and business transformation
  • Joined Logistics People in 2018

Raf Hustinx

Managing Director Europe

  • 20 years’ experience in financial roles in construction & manufacturing
  • Joined Eddie Stobart in 2014 as Finance Director for Europe
  • Became Managing Director for Europe in 2017

Mike Smith

Managing Director – Speedy Freight

  • Commercial Director at James Irlam & Sons before its sale to Eddie Stobart in 2008
  • Previously Managing Director of Eddie Stobart Special Operations division
  • Former CEO at Stobart Group Energy, overseeing its transition from start-up to a business with over £75 m turnover
  • Drove Speedy Freight’s recent rapid growth, doubling turnover in two years
  • Joined Speedy Freight in 2016

Angelina Miley

HR Director

  • A HR professional who has operated at senior leadership level in global businesses across a variety of sectors
  • Worked within both single- and multi-site unionised environments on a worldwide scale
  • Previously worked as HR Director for Bibby Distribution and with manufacturing firm Houghton plc as European HR Director – with responsibility for all HR activity related to major acquisitions and transfers
  • Supporting the implementation of a new business operating model for Eddie Stobart through the alignment of the People Agenda

John Court

Chief Information Officer

  • More than 25 years’ experience working in supply chain technology, systems strategy and delivery
  • Considerable experience in the logistics sector, delivering multi-award winning solutions which deliver innovation, service quality and operational excellence
  • Held a number of senior roles, including CIO at TNT Logistics, CIO Europe & SVP at CEVA Logistics and more recently COO of Masternaut, a leading supply chain technology organisation
  • Joined Eddie Stobart Logistics in 2015

Elaine Williams

Legal Director and Company Secretary

  • Experienced corporate lawyer and company secretary
  • Previously a partner in international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with experience working in London, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore
  • Deputy Group Company Secretary at HSBC Holdings plc
  • General Counsel & Company Secretary at FTSE 100 company British Land plc
  • Joined Eddie Stobart in 2017

Dave Simpson

Special Operations Director

  • 20 years’ experience in motorsports logistics and events
  • Expert in motorsport and specialised logistics
  • Became Special Operations Director in 2016, working directly with the world’s leading F1 teams and operations
  • 13 seasons in WRC and four seasons in F1 supporting the world’s leading motorsport teams
  • Joined Eddie Stobart in 2012



For all enquiries please contact
our team on +44 (0)1925 606981
or email: enquiries@eddiestobart.com

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