– UK, Chippenham – Wincanton plc (LON: WIN), the largest British third-party logistics company, today announced the appointment of Anthony Bickerstaff to its Board as a Non-executive Director effective from 1 September 2020. Mr Bickerstaff will also be appointed as a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
The company also announced that Paul Dean has indicated his intention to step down as Non-executive Director and Chair of the Wincanton plc Audit Committee effective from the end of February 2021.
It is intended that Mr Bickerstaff will take over as Chair of the Audit Committee on Mr Dean’s departure.
“We shall miss Paul when he leaves us next year. He is a hard act to follow but we are delighted that Tony will shortly be joining us. Tony has a strong financial pedigree and extensive knowledge of the infrastructure and support services sectors. His strategic and operational experience will further strengthen our Board as Wincanton moves into a new growth phase.” said Board Chairman, Dr Martin Read CBE.
About Tony Bickerstaff
Mr Bickerstaff is currently CFO of Costain Group plc, the FTSE All-Share smart infrastructure solutions company, a position he has held since 2006.
Before joining Costain, Mr Bickerstaff held a number of senior management and financial positions in Taylor Woodrow, including Finance Director of Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited. Prior to becoming Finance Director, he was Divisional Operations Director in charge of Taylor Woodrow Group’s PFI projects.
Tony Bickerstaff commented: “‘I am looking forward to joining Wincanton. The company has a highly respected market position and I am excited to be arriving at a time when the company is so well-positioned for growth.”
Mr Bickerstaff will be stepping down from his current Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee roles at the Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited and Electricity Settlements Company Limited with effect from 2 October 2020.
Wincanton is the largest British third-party logistics company, providing supply chain solutions to some of the world’s most admired companies across a wide range of industries including retail, construction, defence and energy.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement services and solutions that range from setting up and operating distribution networks, through to bonded warehouses, technology hosting, container transport and storage. We strive for operational excellence in everything we do.
We work hard to understand and respond to our customers’ needs, build long-term relationships and use our skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day. Our customers rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
For more information: https://www.wincanton.co.uk
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