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Wincanton underlines importance of the digitised supply chain with new CIO appointment

Press releases | 09 June 2017


Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced a new senior appointment to support the continued growth of the business. The company has appointed Richard Gifford as Chief Information Officer.

Richard Gifford will be responsible for driving the IT and digitised strategy of the business whilst also ensuring that IT continues to support its successful growth and operational requirements. He will be based at the company’s head office in Chippenham. Richard Gifford joins Wincanton from his most recent role with Carillion plc where he has been CIO of their Construction Services and Group business units having previously held senior IT positions in other large plc and public sector organisations.

Adrian Colman, Chief Executive, Wincanton, said of the announcement:

“Technology and innovation are at the heart of our business and as supply chains become more digitised it is important to make sure we have the right person in this pivotal role. With his wealth of experience and enthusiasm, I am confident that Richard is that person and I look forward to working with him to make Wincanton a leader in the digitised supply chain.”

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