Quiet Cities 2014: Speakers

Speakers included:

Claire Perry, Department for Transport

Claire PerryParliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Claire Perry MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 15 July 2014. She has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Devizes since 2010.

She is the minister is responsible for:

• freight and logistics
• transport agencies
• rail franchising
• rail commercial
• rail fares
• rail major projects (including Crossrail)
• corporate and better regulation

In 2007, she worked as an adviser to George Osborne before being elected to Parliament. Highlights of her political career include:

• member of the Justice Select Committee from 2010 to 2011
• Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, from 2011 to 2013
• Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on preventing the sexualisation and commercialisation of children
• Government Whip in 2013 and in 2014

David Kaner, West End Partnership Board & Covent Garden Resident

David KanerDavid Kaner
West End Partnership Board & Covent Garden Resident

David has been a resident in Covent Garden for the last 21 years. He is also a member of the West End Partnership Board (WEPB), appointed by Westminster Council to bring together the key stakeholders for the West End, including TfL, the BID’s, property owners, small businesses and Camden Council.

On the WEPB David and a colleague speak for the interests of the 50,000 people who live in the West End. He is also an active volunteer in his local community with a particular interest in Licensing and Planning matters. David also chairs a Charity, HOPE worldwide, which runs programmes in London which help the homeless (Two Step) and addicted (One Day at a Time – ODAAT).

David is no stranger to Logistics. He has worked for both Procter & Gamble and Danone in senior Supply Chain roles covering Procurement, Manufacturing and Distribution. This included being responsible for the UK bottled water supply chain for Danone during the sweltering summer of 2003. He now acts as a consultant in all aspects of Supply Chain and is an Adjunct Lecturer in Operations Management at EDHEC Business School.

Gloria Elliott, Noise Abatement Society

Gloria ElliottChief Executive
Noise Abatement Society

Gloria Elliott is chief executive of the Noise Abatement Society, a UK NGO, and its trading arm Quiet Mark. Both organisations are working to find practical solutions to difficult noise issues.

She attributes her positive attitude to her father John Connell OBE, who founded the Society in 1959. A man ahead of his time, he identified noise as ‘the forgotten pollutant’ long before its dangers were generally acknowledged.

Gloria was UK work package leader for the European Call FP7 2008 on Quiet, Clean, Safe Sustainable Delivery in partnership with Transport for London. She conceived and pioneered the Society’s Silent Approach ™ programme, which was subsequently used as the basis for the UK government-backed Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme and TfLs London 2012 trials.

She is a member of the British Standards Institute, and sits on its technical committee EH1/2 Transport Noise.

Greg Duckett, Martin Brower UK

Strategy DirectorGreg Duckett
Martin Brower UK

Greg Duckett is the Strategy Director at Martin Brower UK having been with the company since 2004.

With over 15 years’ experience in the Supply Chain industry, Greg joined Martin Brower running its northern distribution warehouse operation. He has subsequently held a number of management roles at the company including Operations Manager and General Manager as well as heading up the project to deliver the logistics solution on behalf of McDonald’s UK at the London 2012 Olympics.

A graduate of the University of Nottingham with a degree in Human Geography Greg began his career in Supply Chain in 1996 joining Premier Farnell. He has also held management positions within the manufacturing sector.

Ian Wainwright, Transport for London

Ian WainwrightHead of Freight and Fleet Programmes
Transport for London

Having a degree in Town Planning, Ian worked for 18 years in the logistics industry on a range of third party contracts. Experiences from supply chain reorganisation, depot start-ups and closures, and Trade Union negotiation have given him a valuable insight into the issues, complexities and costs faced by logistics companies and their customers.

Ian has now spent 9 years working for Transport for London and was responsible for managing the programme encouraging operators and businesses to change their delivery activity during the Olympics. He is now Head of the Freight and Fleet Team managing a programme of work that builds on the lessons from the Games to maximise the safety and efficiency of freight across London.

London’s population and economy is growing. We need to address the challenges of this growth – traffic congestion, air quality, road safety – and one of our solutions is significantly reducing the number of delivery and servicing vehicles in peak periods.

By building collaborative working relationships between the freight industry, London boroughs, businesses, regulatory bodies and residents, we know we can make deliveries outside the busiest times and overnight a normal part of the supply chain.

With benefits for operators, residents, businesses, cyclists and other road users, Quiet Cities will show that making and supporting changes to delivery times can shape the future of our cities as more efficient and livable places.

Jason Andrews, London Borough of Croydon

Jason AndrewsPollution Team Manager
London Borough of Croydon

Jason has 20 years’ experience as an environmental health practitioner in the field of pollution and noise control.

He has developed a number of practical initiatives around pollution enforcement and preventative planning, lately around the construction logistics agenda and how this is embedded in local authorities regulatory role Jason and his team will be responsible for planning and managing the environmental impact of Croydon’s multi £billion regeneration of its town centre over the next five years.

John Crosk, Tradeteam

John CroskRegional Operations Manager

John Crosk is Regional Operations Manager for Tradeteam, DHL’s specialist drinks logistics division. He is responsible for service delivery operations for DHL Tradeteam in the south of England.

John has extensive experience in drinks logistics and is active in industry trade associations on behalf of DHL and its customers. This includes the Brewery Logistics Group which covers all main brewers’ deliveries into London.

With this experience John brings valuable insights into the challenges behind making quiet deliveries and can offer solutions that the industry can adopt to the benefit of all stake holders.

Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby JonesLord Digby Jones

Growing up Digby learnt a lot about business from the corner shop his family owned just outside of Birmingham. He attended University College London and then became a lawyer with Birmingham-based firm Edge Ellison, eventually becoming a Senior Partner.

In 2000 he joined the CBI and during his six-and-a-half-years as Director General he was able to put a lot of his ideas about business into action.

Digby was knighted for his services to business and became Sir Digby Jones in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2005.

After leaving the CBI, Digby spent a year working for Deloitte and Barclays.

In 2007 he became Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment. He was also made a life peer and was titled Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt. Forthright.
Currently, Digby is a crossbencher in the House of Lords and is also the Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles, Chairman of Grove Industries, Corporate Ambassador for Jaguar Cars and JCB.

Marcel Huschebeck, PTV Group

Marcel HuschebeckConcepts & Solutions Logistics Research Manager
PTV Group

Marcel Huschebeck received his Diploma in National Economics at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

He has gained more than three years’ experience in the field of transport, logistics and transport policy as officer for the German association Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Entsorgung und Logistik (BGL).

Since 1999 he has been involved in research and consultancy projects in the field of freight transport and transport telematics at PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG. Today he holds the position of manager responsible for the Logistics Systems Group within the Research & Innovation unit at PTV. As project co-ordinator he has managed several EU research projects: IRIS, IDIOMA, AIMS, BESTUFS, BESTUFS II, PROMIT, BESTFACT, MODULUSHCA.

Natalie Chapman, FTA

Natalie ChapmanHead of Policy – London
Freight Transport Association

Natalie leads on regional lobbying activities in the Greater South East area on behalf of FTA’s 14,000 members. This includes developing and shaping transport policy; working closely with the main governmental, political and policy stakeholders in the region; and representing the industry in the media.

In 2012, Natalie played a central coordination and communication role in the management of freight and logistics for the London 2012 Olympic Games for which she received a special award by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Natalie read Law at the University of the West of England in Bristol and graduated in 2003. She joined FTA later the same year.

Per-Uno Sturk M.Sc, Volvo Trucks

Per Uno SturkRegulation & Feature Specialist – Noise & Vibrations
Volvo Trucks

Per-Uno Sturk is Feature and Regulation Specialist at Volvo Group Trucks Technology, responsible for strategy, project requirements and roadmaps regarding acoustics.

Mr Sturk has a Master’s degree in Electronics, from Chalmers University of Technology and has 18 years of experience from different positions in the area of acoustics, within the Volvo Group, including research and development, feature management and product planning.

He represent the Volvo Group, regarding acoustics, in various international working groups, such as The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and he is also member of the Swedish Standards Institute and the International Organization for Standardization and sits in their technical committees regarding road vehicle acoustics.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Group Trucks Technology (GTT) is the center for research and technology development in the Volvo Group and contribute to the Volvo Group vision: Developing sustainable transport solutions.

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Phil Roe, DHL

Philip Roe, DHLVice President, Innovation, Strategy & Business Development – Transport
DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland

Phil leads the transport strategy, innovation and business development agenda for Transport in DHL Supply Chain.

In 25 years, Phil has progressed through a variety of operational and functional roles including marketing, new product development and sales.

In 2004 Phil became MD of the Construction, Manufacturing & Agrifood business. Phil’s role expanded to include global account management duties and business development before moving to his current role in the Transport business unit in 2012.

Phil graduated from DHL’s International Business Leader Program and recently completed a mini MBA at Salford Business School. DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland.


Rachel Elford, Bournemouth Borough Council

Senior Environmental Health OfficerRachel Elford
Bournemouth Borough Council

Rachel Elford is a Senior Environmental Health Officer at Bournemouth Borough Council where she has worked for the last ten years. She has previously at worked at North Dorset District Council and Nottingham City Council.

In addition to her degree in Environmental Health she also has a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. The majority of her work is in the field of Pollution Control carrying out investigations of noise from commercial and licensed premises, commenting on and providing reports for planning and licensing applications and carrying out work associated with the local authority’s duties regarding contaminated land and air quality.

She was temporarily the team manager of the Pollution team whilst her department underwent restructuring and more recently has embarked on her first food safety inspections following a return to work after maternity leave.

Richard Fleming, Sainsbury’s

Richard FlemingDirector of Logistics

Richard started his career at Deloitte and is a qualified charted accountant. Following a number of years at Deloitte and then at Bhs Ltd he moved to Sainsbury’s in 2001. He has held a variety of senior finance roles across the organisation, most recently as director of group finance.

In 2012 he moved across to head up the logistics division, driving continued performance within the operations whilst establishing a logistics infrastructure to support the growth of online, convenience and non-food.

Robin Haycock, Route Monkey

Robin HaycockNon-Executive Director
Route Monkey

Robin is a Non-Executive Director of Route Monkey. The focus of his work at Route Monkey is mobility and accessibility principles as a way of minimising human impacts through reducing energy consumption from our daily lives, while still allowing us to create, work and live in a positive way.

Previously Robin was Head of Transport for The Climate Group; was part of a small team that created the UK Governments Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV); worked on eco city transport systems at Arup; and originally started his career in the automotive industry.

Robin has an engineering BSc and a manufacturing MSc and has worked in all three sectors which helps in the complex world of energy and multiple partnerships developing solutions that work.

Sam Clarke, Gnewt Cargo

Sam ClarkeDirector
Gnewt Cargo

Sam is co-founder of award-winning Gnewt Cargo, London’s fastest growing and largest last mile logistics service using a purely electric fleet. Previously he developed and imported electric vehicles mainly into the UK market before changing the business approach to a more service orientated offering under Gnewt Cargo.

The growth of Gnewt Cargo has been very strong since trading began in 2008. Since then, both directors have grown Gnewt from an angel invested start-up with three employed drivers to a company that employs over 100 people full-time with a fleet of electric vehicles now also in excess of 100.

Gnewt was recently awarded the 2014 Corporate Environment award from the National Institute of Couriers.

Stacey Hodge, New York City Department of Transportation

Stacey HodgeDirector, Office of Freight Mobility
New York City Department of Transportation

Ms. Hodge is the Director of the Office of Freight Mobility for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) where she manages a multi-million dollar freight programme with responsibility for managing the city’s truck routes, truck delivery programmes and traffic rules and regulations that govern truck movement. Ms. Hodge has over 18 years of private and public sector experience. Prior to joining NYCDOT, Ms. Hodge worked in the private sector for several engineering and planning firms including: ICF Kaiser Engineers, Mid-Kansas Engineering Consultants and DMJM Harris Planning (now AECOM).

Ms. Hodge coordinates with City, State and Federal agencies on transportation projects and policy. She coordinates with business improvement districts, various business operators and organizations in advancing innovative truck delivery programmes. She also works with universities and researchers on urban freight studies and projects. NYCDOT is a core city partner of the Volvo Center of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems and Ms. Hodge serves as the point of contact at NYCDOT for the CoE.

Ms. Hodge believes in both multi-modal and multi-agency approaches to solving transportation issues and has used that strategy in efforts to expand off-hour deliveries in New York City and other initiatives. She is currently managing a $1.2m project to estimate the impact of overweight trucks on city infrastructure using weigh-in-motion technology.

Ms. Hodge is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Urban Freight Transportation Committee. Ms. Hodge has B.S.C.E. from Florida Institute of Technology and an M.S.C.E. from Purdue University.

Tim Slater, DHL Supply Chain

Tim SlaterManaging Director of Transport UK and Ireland
DHL Supply Chain

In his role as the Managing Director of Transport, Energy & Chemicals, Engineering & Manufacturing, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, Tim has two key areas of responsibility. From a Transport perspective he is responsible for setting and implementing DHL’s Transport strategy across 250 sites, generating revenues of £1.4bn, employing over 13,000 people and operating a fleet of 7,500 vehicles.

Tim’s primary objective in this area is to ensure DHL Supply Chain is the safest, most efficient and customer-focused transport provider in the industry.

Tim represents the interests of DHL Supply Chain with Government, Regulators and Industry Bodies and is a member of Transport for London’s Freight Forum.

Tim also heads up the DHL Supply Chain’s Industrial business providing a wide range of services to a number of blue chip customers within the energy & chemicals, engineering & manufacturing sectors. Currently the Industrial business generates revenues of €230m and employs 2,500 people across 147 locations in the UK&I.

Tim holds a business degree from Sheffield Hallam University and his career in logistics spans more than two decades working in businesses such as Tibbett & Britten Group plc, Exel plc and now DHL Supply Chain, part of Deutsche Post DHL.

Tim is a Trustee and deputy chair of the DHL UK Foundation, which funds programs helping disadvantaged children and young people achieve their full potential. He also chairs Aspire, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) career Foundation and The Princes Trust Logistics advisory group.