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FTA Everywoman in Transport finalists announced

[ May 14, 2018   //   ]

Finalists have been announced in the 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Now in its eleventh year, the awards programme celebrates the achievements of women in reshaping the UK’s transport and logistics industry, while showcasing the range of career opportunities it has to offer

Office of National Statistics figures show that men currently make up over 80% of the workforce** and the sector recently reported a 5.72% gender pay gap.

Each award category honours an exceptional “Leader” who is driving change, and an individual at any stage of their career who is going “Above & Beyond” for their organisation. An overall “Industry Champion of the Year Award” will also be presented to a man or woman making an impact on attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics.

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 14 June at Marriott Grosvenor Square, in London.


The 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics finalists are:

The Freight Award – Entrants for this award demonstrated how they are innovating and excelling their role in the Freight sector.

Above & Beyond

  • Irene Arnold, Operations Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, from London
  • Lesley O’Brien, Partner, Freightlink Europe Freight Train, from Bradford
  • Kate Turner, Head of Planning, DB Cargo UK, from Goole


  • Sue Buchanan, Director of Network Services, Pall-Ex, from Birmingham
  • Geraldine McEwan, General Manager, Whistl, from Belfast
  • Keely Priestman, Managing Director, Diamond Distribution Ltd, from London


The Infrastructure Award – Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are improving road or rail infrastructure.

Above & Beyond

  • Helen Burke, Contract Manager, XPO Logistics, from Runcorn
  • Louise Gold, Head of Behaviour Change, Sustrans, from London
  • Deborah Pye, Director Strategic Innovation, Walmart, from Leeds


  • Anna Delvecchio, Commercial Account Director, Amey, from London
  • Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect, from Birmingham
  • Kayleigh Wilson, Transition Manager, DHL Supply Chain, from London


The Supply Chain Award – Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are improving processes within supply chain.

Above & Beyond

  • Jayne Bellamy, Contract Distribution Manager, Wincanton Logistics, from Kettering
  • Natasha Culshaw, Change Manager, Asda, from Leeds
  • June Jones, Senior Manager Operating Model, Asda, from Leeds


  • Faye Calland, National Same Day Manager – Storage, Fashion & Solutions, TNT, from Coventry
  • Rachael Huntley, Regional General Manager, XPO Logistics, from Crick
  • Lorna McAtear, Head of Supply and Internal Accounts, Royal Mail, from Kidderminster


The Warehousing Award – Entrants for this Award demonstrated how they are innovating and improving warehouse operations.

Above & Beyond

  • Sue Griffiths, Operations Manager, TNT UK, from London
  • Clare Maclauchlan, National Development Manager, Co-op, from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sally Worringham, Network Data & Service Quality Manager UK, TNT, from Coventry


  • Sharon Hammond, Senior Director – Food North ALS, Asda, from Leeds
  • Karen Hopkinson, Operations Manager, Co-op, from Chesterfield
  • Janet John, Operations Manager, Co-op, from Llanelli


Industry Champion Award – Entrants for this Award demonstrated the impact that they have had on attracting and retaining women in the industry. Awarded to one individual only, male or female.

  • Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager, NOVUS, from Corby
  • Harriet Glen, Principal Transport Planner, Transport for London, from London
  • Debbie Rivers, Regional Maintenance Manager, Royal Mail Fleet, from Oxford


Male Agent of Change Award (new for 2018) – Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in Transport and Logistics

  • Vernon Barchou, Vice President, Human Resources, DHL Supply Chain, from London
  • Wayne Jay, National Distribution Director, Royal Mail, from Kidderminster
  • Jon Stockton, Vice President – Ground Operations UK and Storage Fashion & Solutions, FedEx Express UK, from Atherstone