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Females take over freight

[ December 12, 2011   //   ]

Women are taking over logistics, claims the Freight Logistics Industry Image Group, set up by the British Association of Removers, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Freight Transport Association, the Road Haulage Association, and the sector skills council Skills for Logistics.

The number of women holding senior positions in the sector has grown by a substantial degree and an ever increasing number of females now hold top jobs in both the regulatory and operational sides of the industry. “The image of truck operation as a man’s world is long gone and the 2.2 million workforce in the sector now includes some 25%, with growing numbers of female managers, drivers, engineers, transport office and other staff in all disciplines.” However, the sector is still looking to recruit far more women,

The group is chaired by Geoff Dossetter, until recently in charge of communications at the FTA and is, as far as we know, still thoroughly professional.

The Image Group’s list of women holding top political and regulatory jobs held by women include Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, Minister of State for Transport, Theresa Villiers, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Maria Eagle, Chair, Commons Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport, Lin Homer and Acting Senior Traffic Commissioner,– Beverley Bell
On the operational side, amongst thousands of senior female managers, leading personalities include Dragons’ Den’s Hilary Devey, the Chairman and CEO of Pall-Ex; Nikki King, the Managing Director of Isuzu Trucks UK; Jane Burkitt, Pepsico Supply Chain Director; Moya Greene, Chief Executive, Royal Mail Group; and Kay Phillips, CEO, GeoPost Worldwide.