Board of Directors

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

Founder & Deputy Chairman

  • 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

Interim CEO & Group CFO

  • 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
Danor Ionescu

Danor Ionescu

Joint Interim CEO & COO - Logistics

  • Currently manages our successful Pallex Romania entity and also Delamode Romania Logistics.
  • As joint interim CEO,  Danor has the additional responsibility of the business units in Continental Europe, except for Affinity, and leads our Group sales, marketing, customer service and HR activities and functions.
  • 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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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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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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