general 20 January 2021

We are pleased to have created three senior roles in our finance team in line with the group’s increased breadth and scale.

Mike Lyons has been appointed group governance director after moving from his post as finance director at AKW Group.

His new role sees him working with managing directors, finance directors and sales teams across our business units with a focus on risk management, compliance and assisting with contractual and service level agreements and new large accounts.

Gary Thompson has joined us as Regional Finance Director for the north.

He assumes finance responsibility for AKW Global Logistics and AKW Global Warehousing, Bay Freight, William Kirk and Fresh Freight, and will provide direction and support to their existing finance teams.

Gary has extensive transport and warehousing sector experience, most recently at Bibby Distribution, where he held a number of senior finance roles over seven years. Before that he worked at XPO Logistics Europe and API Group and TDG.

Sharon Deakin has joined us as group financial controller. She previously held senior financial and commercial leadership roles at several logistics and warehousing companies, including Senior Vice-President Finance at Ceva Logistics.

Sharon assumes responsibility for financial reporting across all our business units within the group and will work closely with our senior leadership team.

Kinaxia’s group finance director Ben Warrillow said: “Mike, Gary and Sharon have a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of the industry.

“Their appointments will greatly benefit the wider group by strengthening the capacity and capability of our finance function in line with the increasing breadth and scale of the company.”

We wish the trio all the very best in their new roles!

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