For more than 25 years I have been active in the transport and logistics industry. Growing up with the family freight business during the 1980s and 1990s I gained an invaluable insight into the workings of both international commerce and UK domestic distribution.

Although the transport industry has been a constant factor in my career, I initially graduated in Classics in 1990 from King’s College London where I was also awarded the Associateship of King’s College theological diploma before returning to work in my father’s company.

In 1993 I took a year out to study for a Masters in Transport Planning and Management at the University of Westminster, graduating with a distinction in Logistics.

At the turn of the century I was working as the European marketing manager for UPS Worldwide Logistics, a period of great upheaval for the industry with the first signs of the root and branch re-structuring which would characterise the sector for the following decade.

In 2002 I founded Transport Intelligence, a research organisation dedicated to the delivery of knowledge to the logistics and supply chain industries, and since its early days it has identified, forecast and analysed the transformation of the industry.

For two years from 2008, I combined running Ti with a role as Special Adviser to Robert Goodwill MP, Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, advising, speech writing and briefing on a wide range of road transport policies.

I am presently Chair of the Logistics and Supply Chain Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, attending its summits in Europe, Africa and Asia. I advise on diverse issues in the industry such as facilitation of trade, supply chain risk, talent and intellectual capital as well as the role of logistics in reducing post-harvest food losses.

I regularly speak on a wide range of issues at international conferences, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Mauritius as well as the UK.

I am also regularly quoted in the trade and national press as well as appearing on TV and Radio commenting on industry trends.

On this website you will find a number of articles, speeches, blogs, videos and books which I have written over the past few years. My first book, Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods, published by Kogan Page brings together a decade of research into the dynamics of the logistics industry, outlining the key trends which have influenced its development.

In 2014, two further books will be published, Global Supply Chain Risk and Emerging Logistics Markets.