Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Rob Riddleston

Rob Riddleston

Interim Non-executive Chairman

  • 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.
  • He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in December 2021.
  • Rob is a Transaid charity ambassador.
Wim Pauwels

Wim Pauwels

Interim CEO

  • Appointed Interim CEO in November 2021. 
  • 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.
Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson

CFO

  • A qualified chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in publicly listed and privately owned shipping, logistics and freight forwarding companies.
  • Joined in 2021 as Group CFO from Rohlig Logistics where he was Global Director Finance & Controlling and Regional CFO of Northern Europe.
  • Prior to Rohlig Logistics, Michael was CFO of the Ports & Terminals Division of Grindrod Limited, a South African based shipping, logistics and freight forwarding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”).
  • He has held numerous directorships and executive management positions with responsibilities in finance, IT, strategy, human resources and risk management.
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.
  • He is the Chairman of the Xpediator Plc Remuneration Committee. 
Senior management & Operating Board
Danor Ionescu

Danor Ionescu

COO - Logistics

  • Currently manages our successful Pallex Romania entity and also Delamode Romania Logistics.
  • 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.
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.

 

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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