Rob Garner, from procurement, supply chain and logistics recruitment company, Cast UK, has been appointed as Chairman of the Cheshire branch of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
Rob, who is a Senior Logistics Consultant, has succeeded Mike Carney in the role of Chairman and will oversee the organisation’s events programme moving forward alongside eight committee members representing specialisms in the transport and logistics sector.
With 16 years of experience in transport and contract management, Rob has experience in strategic supply chain warehouse implementation, inventory and CRM both in the UK and Australia. He moved from industry into the specialist recruitment sector, joining Cast UK’s Manchester office in 2011.
Keen to represent his sector, Rob joined CILT in 2012 and swiftly achieved recognition for his commitment to the organisation. As the new Chairman, Rob is keen to drive membership and develop a strong events agenda with high profile industry speakers.
A key event in the industry calendar, CILT will be hosting its Greater Manchester Annual Dinner on 13th March at the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester, with Dr Jon Lamonte FCILT, Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester and Neil Ashworth FCILT, Chief Executive of Collect+ and Chairman of CILT as speakers.
Commenting on his appointment, Rob said: "I’m thrilled to have been voted as Chairman of CILT’s Cheshire group. I have recruited a strong committee around me to assist in re-establishing the Cheshire Group within the NW Region. Our aim is to build on CILT Membership in Cheshire and to endorse CILT by putting on some excellent events that span the transport sector and go the extra mile to become the benchmark. There are exciting times ahead and I’m looking forward to giving it my all."
Wayne Brophy, Managing Director of Cast UK, added: "This is excellent news for Rob. As a valued member of the Cast UK team we are delighted that he will be representing the sector in this role. As a North West sponsor for CILT, Cast UK is proud to be aligned with such a well-respected industry body."
Gavin Shannon, North West Regional Chair of CILT, said: "The North West is renowned as one of the most vibrant regions within the Chartered Institute of Logistics &Transport (UK) and Rob’s appointment as Cheshire Group Chair continues to strengthen and complement this. Having attended Rob’s first event since taking on his new role, it proved to be a resounding success with delegates traveling as far afield as Euston. I am looking forward to working alongside Rob in taking the Cheshire Group to the next level."