Board of Directors

Alex Borrelli
Alex Borrelli
(Non Executive) Chairman
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in 1982.
  • Active within the investment banking sector in a senior role for over 20 years.
  • He is chairman and chief executive officer of BMR Group plc.
  • He is currently a director of a number of other listed and private companies.
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Stephen Blyth
Stephen Blyth
Chief Executive Officer
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981.
  • He was appointed as the MD of Bleckmann (UK) Frans Maas, a listed Dutch logistics and freight forwarding company, in 1984.
  • Set up Delamode in the UK in 1988.
  • Stephen has experience across a broad range of business activities including menswear shops, safe servicing company, garment production and commercial property development.
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Robert Ross
Robert Ross
Chief Finance Officer
  • Joined in January 2020 from the Europa Worldwide Group where he was the Finance Director.
  • He has significant relevant financial and industry experience having led the finance division of Europa Worldwide Group since November 2015 and was responsible for M&A processes, facilities, refinancing and restructuring of the finance function and leading the HR and talent acquisition departments.
  • Previously worked for PwC, specialising in retail, leisure and consumer, and working “extensively” with private equity houses.
Rob Riddleston
Rob Riddleston
Non-executive Director
  • Rob joined Xpediator in 2018 after 45 years with Barclays as a senior corporate banker.
  • Joins Xpediator with extensive experience of the logistics sector as Head of Transport & Logistics at Barclays since 2005.
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and Fellow of the Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT), Rob has authored Barclays Logistics Confidence index since 2012.
  • Rob is a Transaid charity ambassador.
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Charles McGurin
Charles McGurin
Non-executive Director
  • Extensive experience in the international supply chain sector.
  • His most recent role was CEO of the global logistics organisation, Allport Cargo Services Group.
  • Prior to this, Charles spent 10 years with DHL in a variety of roles latterly as Vice President, Business Development EMEA.
Wim Pauwels
Wim Pauwels
Non-executive Director
  • Wim joins Xpediator with 40 years of experience in senior logistics roles across Europe and the US.
  • His most recent role was Chief Regional Officer for Yusen Logistics Europe where he was responsible for Air, Ocean, Road Freight and Contract Logistics.
  • Held senior roles with BAX Global, Dexion Group and Caliber Logistics.
  • Started his career in logistics with Sony in 1978.

Senior management & Operating Board

Richard Myson
Richard Myson
Chief Commercial Officer
  • Joined Xpediator (then Delamode) in 2004 as Finance Director.
  • Former CFO of Xpediator and CEO of Affinity division.
  • Previously divisional Financial Controller/Commercial Manager within Tibbett and Britten.
  • Qualified Chartered Management Accountant.
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Shaun Godfrey
Shaun Godfrey
COO - Freight Forwarding
  • Shaun manages the Group’s freight forwarding Division, operating under the Delamode, Benfleet & Anglia Forwarding brands.
  • Freight Forwarding is the Group’s largest division with over 10,000 customers, operating internationally and has unique expertise in the CEE regions.
  • Shaun joined the Group in 1990 and is responsible for the integration and development of the freight forwarding activities for the Group, whilst maximising synergies and efficiencies between divisions.
  • 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Leadership and Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and Fellow of the Institute of Freight Professionals (FIFP).
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Dana Antohi
Dana Antohi
COO - Affinity Transport Solutions
  • Joined the Group in 2002.
  • Responsible for developing the Affinity business in Romania.
  • Actively involved in managing financial services division in Romania with a focus on the sales and marketing activities.
  • Promoted to Divisional CEO Affinity in March 2016, responsible for managing the Affinity business across the Group ( Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Moldova).
  • A graduate of the Academy of Economics Studies, Romania with a degree in Economics.
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Danor Ionescu
Danor Ionescu
COO - Logistics
  • Responsible for the development of all logistics activities within the Group, Danor has over 20 years of management experience in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Spain and the UK.
  • Joined the Group in 2006.
  • Previously served as the C.O.O of First Logistics & Distribution in Romania for 8 years.
  • Holds a dual MBA from University of South Australia and Swiss Business School.
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Luke Croome
Luke Croome
COO - Fashion & Retail Division
  • As the COO of the Fashion & Retail Division, Luke is responsible for integrating and developing the Group’s Fashion & Retail related supply chain management service provision.
  • Luke has strong management and leadership qualities, with a customer orientated philosophy and proven track record for developing internal talent and introducing operational change to improve performance and profitability.
  • Luke joins the group with significant experience of working within logistics, road transport and supply chain management.
Charlotte Bennett
Charlotte Bennett
Group People Director
  • A highly experienced HR professional with a proven track record in developing effective HR processes, possessing strong interpersonal skills for managing, coaching and establishing professional relationships across all levels within a business.
  • Responsible for developing and managing a central HR function, which meets and supports the requirements of the Group in its transition and future growth.
  • CIPD qualified.
  • IOSH and Prince 2 accredited.
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