Charlie Shiels

Charlie Shiels

Charlie Shiels

Executive Director – Central Operations DPD UK

Charlie Shiels, 53, is Executive Director of Central Operations for DPD UK, a major player in the express parcels market and a subsidiary of French postal operator, La Poste. The company operates two brands in the UK, DPD and Interlink Express and employs 9,440 people.

Charlie joined the company in 1994 as a Company Transport Manager and progressed through the ranks to become GM Risk and Transport in 2000 before becoming a Director in 2002 with responsibility for Hubs, Linehaul, Risk and Transport. In 2008 he was promoted to Executive Director for Central Operations with responsibility for over 2,000 employees and a £200m budget.

With Technical, Legal and Operational responsibility, Charlie leads from the front and is happiest when his sleeves are rolled up and he is talking to drivers or mechanics. A career operator, his industry knowledge is extensive and fully dedicated to creating the best and most technically advanced operation in the express parcels market.

Charlie lives in Worcester with his wife and three children.

Charlie’s sessions

Rethinking traditional deliveries

A surge in e-commerce, demand for more just-in-time deliveries to food stores, and increased congestion from new developments and infrastructure upgrades will see logistics firms needing to rethink traditional delivery patterns…

Stream: ‘Quiet & Efficient’
Time: 12:30-13:15