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Find out more about our current executive leadership team, that oversee the day to day activities for Wincanton.


Adrian Colman

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2015, having been the Group Finance Director from January 2013 to 31 July 2015. Adrian was formerly Finance Director with Psion plc, an international technology business, through to its acquisition by Motorola Solutions, Inc. in October 2012. Prior to joining Psion, Adrian was Chief Financial Officer of London City Airport and before that Financial Controller and Head of Investor Relations at QinetiQ Group plc.


Tim Lawlor

Chief Financal Officer

Tim joined the Company on 28 September 2015 as Group Finance Director and an executive Director on the Board. Tim was previously Director of Finance and Strategy with Serco Group plc, the international service company, where he has also held a number of senior operational and group roles. Tim was Group Financial Controller at Sea Containers Limited. He is a chartered accountant and also a non-executive director of the Institute of Directors.


Jane Davies

Group HR Director

Jane joined Wincanton in November 2016 as Group Human Resources Director with responsibility for HR activity across the Group, both at a strategic and operational level. Prior to joining Wincanton, Jane worked for Galliford Try plc as Group HR Director and previously held senior HR positions with Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GmbH and Spirit Group and has also held HR positions in Boots Healthcare, Electrocomponents plc and Speedo, having originally started her HR career at Northern Foods plc. Jane has a degree from Nottingham University. She is a member of the Executive Management Team.


Liam McElroy

Managing Director - Retail and Consumer goods

Liam joined Wincanton in October 2006 with responsibility for the B&Q, Argos and Sainsbury’s contracts. After becoming Operations Director of the Manufacturing business, he was then appointed Operations Director of Retail in April 2011, with responsibility for contract logistics and transport operations across the retail portfolio. Prior to joining Wincanton, Liam worked for DHL Exel, Tesco and Christian Salvesen.


Chris Fenton

Managing Director - Industrial and Transport

Chris was appointed Managing Director on 1 April 2016 having previously served as the Operations Director for Manufacturing and Group Business Transformation. Chris previously led Wincanton’s change management function, with responsibility for new business implementation and continuous improvement programmes. Prior to this, he held a number of senior operational and key account roles across a number of manufacturing, retail and industrial accounts. Chris holds a degree in International Transport from Cardiff University and an MBA from The University of Warwick.


Nick Eades

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Nick is the Chief Marketing Officer at Wincanton, joining in September 2016 and with responsibility for all aspects of Marketing, both within the sectors, as well as at Group level. In a career with market-leading companies in technology, telecoms and financial services, he has lead overall strategy, proposition development, partner programmes, as well as brand and all aspects of media. These companies include IBM, Dell and BT as well as a number of high growth, privately-held services businesses. He has won several B2B Marketing awards and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is a member of the Executive Management Team.

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