Andy Haines, Head of Logistics at Tate & Lyle Sugars Europe, is the new President of the Freight Transport Association, succeeding John Russell of John G Russell (Transport) Ltd of Glasgow. Haines has been a Vice President of FTA for the last twelve months.
Andy Haines joined Tate & Lyle in 1979, and as an area manager for United Molasses looked after a number of trading and operational interests in the Middle East, Eastern, Southern and West Africa, and in Brazil. In 1991 he moved to another Tate & Lyle division, United Storage as Managing Director, a bulk liquid storage business with interests in the UK, Africa and North America. During this time he was an active member of the Tank Storage Association, and eventually its Chairman, representing UK storage interests to government and industry. He took up his current role in 2001.
Andy Haines' whole career has involved the supply chain in some form or another, never far from trucks, trains and ships in various forms, and by virtue of his roles he has travelled extensively. His association with FTA began in the early 1990s in the North West, and he has subsequently played an active role on the Greater London Freight Council and has been a member of the FTA National Executive Board since 2004.
Andy has an Honours Degree in Business Studies and Dip. Inst. Marketing. He is 49, married with two sons. His interests include music, photography, badminton and long distance running.