The Judges

Logistics Manager’s Supply Chain Excellence Awards prides itself on the use of independent judges and a strict and impartial process involving both written submissions and face-to-face presentations.

With over 250 years’ experience between our judges, these awards are the ones that stand out from the crowd, these are the ones that make a difference to teams and individuals. Take a look at the judges for the 2018 awards below.

Martin White

Board Advisor and Industry Consultant

Carl Polak

MEA Logistics Program Manager


Alastair Charatan

Former Supply Chain Director

Former SIG Distribution

Richard Hunt CBE, Hon FCILT, VR

Former Chairman

Former The London Ambulance Service

Theo de Pencier

Former Chief Executive

Freight Transport Association

David Shouesmith

Managing Director

GovPlanet UK and Europe

Jim Spittle

Chairman of the board


Geoff Shucksmith

Supply Chain and Logistics Director ( Interim)

Holland & Barrett

Chris Fielden

Group Supply Chain Director,

innocent drinks

Karla Jakeman

Innovation Lead – Mobility Manufacturing, Materials & Mobility

Innovate UK

Carl Lomas

Chairman and Fellow in logistics

Institute of Couriers and University of Derby

Sue McGeorge

Supply Chain Director - UK & Western Europe


Ruth Waring FCILT

Managing Director

Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd

Malory Davies FCILT


Logistics Manager

Nick Allen

Contributing Editor

Logistics Manager

Karl-Heinz Meister

Head of UK Parts

MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd

Becky Lombardo

Logistics Director

Jason Russell

Supply Chain Manager

Mitchells & Butlers

Nick Fox

Managing Director

Mode Logistics

Deon Pillay

Head of Supply Chain


Matthew Talbot

Operations Director

Neptune Europe LTD

Jonathan Stowe

Operations Director

Nisa Retail Limited

Alexander Trautrims Dr

Lecturer in Supply Chain and Operations Management

Nottingham University Business School

Alex Harvey

Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Ocado Technology

Terry Siddle

Director of Logistics and Distribution

Pets at Home

Chris Wand

Head of Supply Chain & Logistics

Severn Trent

Vinesh Patel

Operations Manager – Mobile

Sky UK

Michael Roberts

Head of Group Logistics


JP Manfrinato

Logistics Director

Tangle Teezer Ltd

Nicky McGroarty

Head of Supply Chain


Brodie McMillan

Former Logistics Director

Whitbread Group PLC

Paul Smith

Executive Director