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Ian Veitch of Yusen Logistics takes over as FTA president

Stewart Oades has handed over the presidency of the Freight Transport Association to Ian Veitch, Managing Director of Yusen Logistics UK, following FTA’s National Council meeting in London today (23 April). Stewart Oades steps down after completing a four year term as FTA President.

After studying biology at University in Leicester, Veitch spent 15 years at British Road Services, which ultimately became Exel Logistics, followed by two years as a director at Christian Salvesen Distribution before joining NYK in 1994 as managing director of subsidiary company UCI Logistics. He became chief executive of NYK’s merged UK logistics businesses in 2005 and in 2007 was appointed to the Board of Corporate Officers of NYK Group in Japan, the first European to do so. His responsibilities increased and diversified in 2011 with the merger of Yusen Air & Sea and NYK Logistics, forming the new Yusen Logistics UK. He has been a member of the FTA Board since 2008 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Stewart Oades said: "It has been an enormous privilege to have been President of FTA for the last four years. My thanks to the FTA leadership and staff, fellow Board members and the enthusiastic regional committees who have made it a very enjoyable experience. My best wishes go to Ian Veitch, who I know has all the necessary skills to ensure FTA continues its excellent work on behalf of our membership."

Ian Veitch commented:
"Stewart leaves behind him an outstanding legacy within FTA for which I am deeply indebted to him. I am looking forward to working with my Board colleagues and the Executive team in pursuing the best interests of our members and promoting our industry as a vital part of our society and our economy."

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