Paul Brooks, Unipart Logistics Sales Director, is the new Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Paul has been involved closely with the development of the Institute since 1995 and a Board member since August 2004. He is also at the heart of supply chain developments as he is responsible for the sales development of logistics solutions for Unipart Logistics' clients.
Paul will use his wide logistics experience to further develop the Institute's drive to bring logistics to the very forefront of industry. He says: 'CILT has a substantive role to play on behalf of members in the development of services to the new global markets in which we all operate. We are relevant to all areas of supply chain activity, passenger transport and transport planning – therefore I aim to ensure that the knowledge and technical expertise of our members is both fully supported and widely recognised.
'The strength of our Institute emanates from our breadth and depth of expertise, and working with Steve Agg our Chief Executive, it is my intention to make sure we remain relevant to young people, in our various sectors, as well as focusing on ensuring sustainability is a key feature of our overall plan.'
Paul was previously a Vice President of the Institute and is a well-known figure in the logistics profession. He is currently involved with the deployment of solutions based upon Unipart Logistics' unique way of working known as 'The Unipart Way'.
Paul joined Unipart in January 2000 as Managing Director of Unipart's e-fulfilment business. He has extensive experience in the third-party logistics sector, having previously held positions as Managing Director of Cert Logistics and Business Director with Exel Logistics.
Paul holds a first degree in Mathematics. He is a board member of Skills for Logistics (the sector skills council in logistics) and visiting lecturer to Cranfield University.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK) – is the professional body for individuals and organisations involved in all disciplines, modes and aspects of logistics and transport. The Institute's 20,000 members have privileged access to a unique range of benefits and services, which are designed to support them, personally and professionally, throughout their careers and help connect them with worldwide expertise.
Visit the website at www.ciltuk.org.uk