Iain Speak, CEO of Bibby Supply Chain Services, is to move to a consultancy role supporting Bibby Line Group from 1 January 2015.
The announcement comes following 17 years’ service to the company, during which he has overseen the growth of Bibby Distribution to become one of the largest 3PL providers in the UK, increasing the turnover from £63m in 1997 to more than £300m today.
As a consultant, Speak will continue to play a key role in supporting Bibby Distribution and other Bibby Line companies in developing strategies for their continued growth.
Sir Michael Bibby, Managing Director of Bibby Line Group, says: “Iain has been at the centre of Bibby Distribution’s growth throughout his employment and has led transformational change, taking Bibby Distribution from a single product UK company to a portfolio of international businesses in 2014 – and poised for further growth in the years ahead.
“I am very pleased that Iain will continue to have an involvement with us on a consultancy basis alongside his new interests and challenges.”
Commenting on the news, Speak adds: “I’ve had a fantastic career with Bibby Line Group spanning the best part of two decades, and look forward to continuing the relationship on a consultancy basis.”
Earlier this year Speak received the Chairman’s award from the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the sector.