Yodel have announced that they have appointed a new executive chairman, John Hughes in an attempt to strengthen the supplier’s logistics strategy.
The supplier’s decision to welcome Hughes as part of the team came as a result of his level of expertise in the retail and logistics sectors. He had previously held positions for more than 30 years of an advisor for company boards and was a partner at KPMG from 1999 to 2016 in which gained the last mile expertise which will come in handy on his new job.
“I am delighted to welcome John to the business and look forward to working with him. He brings a deep knowledge of retail and logistics and his extensive experience at KPMG makes him well-placed to support Yodel as we take it to the next level.”
-Andrew Peeler, chief executive officer at Yodel
“I look forward to working with the executive team at Yodel. The organisation is full of dedicated people, who have been working hard to make Yodel a sustainable, customer-focused carrier. It’s an exciting time, with significant investment having been and continuing to be made. There are lots of good things happening, from national award wins to product launches. With a clear strategy now in place, this is a fantastic opportunity to galvanise everybody to deliver against it and grow the business.”
-John Hughes, executive chairman of Yodel
These news comes as Yodel have recently announced a launch of their £1m semi-automated sort that is designed to ease the handling of large, out of gauge and delicate parcels. The new system, named Merlin has been installed at Yodel’s Wednesbury sort centre to take care of bulky or fragile parcels which were previously handled manually by the supplier’s staff.