Jerry Kane has been appointed as Commercial Director at the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s leading association representing the interests of the UK logistics sector.
A former sales director for some of the freight industry’s leading operators, including DHL, Yodel and Eddie Stobart, Kane has over 25 years of commercial experience in the logistics services, parcel and software markets, including time spent running his own consultancy and is relishing the opportunities which his new role presents: “FTA is recognised as the voice for the UK logistics sector, and has an excellent track record in delivering tangible benefits to its members,” he says. “It is a privilege to be given this opportunity and I am very much looking forward to joining the management team at such a crucial time in FTA’s development.”
David Wells, CEO of FTA is delighted to welcome him to the executive team: “Jerry brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts to FTA as we embark on a new phase for the business. His energy and enthusiasm for the sector will help us to develop the commercial capability of the business and help to ensure that logistics continues to grow and flourish in uncertain trading times, as Brexit approaches. We look forward to his contribution to the next stage in FTA’s development.”
Kane joins the FTA today (9 April 2018) and will be based at the organisation’s Leamington Spa offices.
Efficient logistics are vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.