FTA’s former Chief Executive – Theo de Pencier was recognised at the 2015 Motor Transport Awards when he was presented with the ‘Service to Industry’ Award.
Having been established for 25 years the MT Awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of the freight and logistics industry, and have set an important benchmark of excellence in road transport.
Theo de Pencier was at the helm of the FTA for eight years, where he used his extensive board level experience and knowledge of the freight and logistics to streamline and modernise the Association – establishing it as the voice of the industry.
In recognition of his achievements Mr de Pencier was presented with the Award at the prestigious Grosvenor House event earlier this week where his achievements were acknowledged – including help to launch the highly successful FairFuelUK campaign; highlighting the vital role of logistics during the 2012 London Olympics; and broadening the appeal of the logistics industry by championing the Women in Logistics campaign as well as making FTA the headline sponsor of the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards since 2013.
On receiving the MT Service to Industry Award – Theo de Pencier commented:
"I am delighted and proud to have received the Motor Transport 2015 Service to Industry Award. FTA exists to represent the transport industry and further Member’s interests which I hope it will continue to do for another 125 years. I am particularly proud to be ranked alongside previous FTA winners such as Stewart Oades, Nikki King and Robbie Burns."
Theo’s early career was spent in sales and marketing with brand leading food and drink manufacturers Heinz and Diageo. He has over 30 years’ Board level experience in logistics and supply chain working for NFC and Danzas before joining Bibby Line Group in 1999 as Managing Director of Bibby Distribution. He joined FTA in July 2007.
Theo stood down from him role as CEO of the FTA in April 2015 and is a Non Executive Director of the London Ambulance Service and Transport Focus.