A well managed, open and questioning team.

Board of directors

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James Wroath

Chief Executive Officer

Experience

James was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2019. He was formerly Head of North America with LSG Sky Chefs, the airline catering division of Lufthansa AG, best known as one of the world’s largest airline and rail catering and hospitality companies. Before joining LSG in 2015, James worked for Kuehne + Nagel as the Senior Vice-President in North America for both Contract Logistics and Overland Transportation, as well as Managing Director in the UK for its Drinks Logistics business. Prior to this, he was Head of Distribution for Scottish & Newcastle plc.

Reasons for reappointment

James has relevant prior experience and extensive knowledge of supply chain management and, since his appointment in September 2019, has gained valuable listed company experience.

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Tom Hinton

Chief Financial Officer

Experience

Tom joined Wincanton as CFO in August 2022 following a strong career in energy, infrastructure, E&P, retail and business services markets. Previous roles include Group CFO positions at Infinis Energy plc, the UK’s leading generator of low carbon power from captured methane, insurance company Domestic and General Ltd and, more recently, WE Soda Limited, an international mining and chemicals business. Tom was previously a Trustee for Christian Aid and Chair of its Finance, Fundraising and Investment Committee.

Reasons for reappointment

Tom has made an early impact in his new position and brings extensive financial experience to Wincanton.

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Lyn Colloff

Company Secretary

Lyn was appointed Company Secretary in April 2020. She is a qualified Chartered Secretary with over 35 years’ experience. Lyn was formerly Company Secretary at Cobham plc for over ten years and worked exclusively in the financial services sector before joining Cobham from the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). Lyn achieved an MBA at Aston University in 2004 and now chairs the Company Secretary’s Forum of the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) as well as delivering training on governance matters on behalf of the CGI.

Executive Management Team

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James Wroath

Chief Executive Officer

James was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2019. He was formerly Head of North America with LSG Sky Chefs, the airline catering division of Lufthansa AG, best known as one of the world’s largest airline and rail catering and hospitality companies. Before joining LSG in 2015, James worked for Kuehne + Nagel as the Senior Vice-President in North America for both Contract Logistics and Overland Transportation, as well as Managing Director in the UK for its Drinks Logistics business. Prior to this, he was Head of Distribution for Scottish & Newcastle plc.

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Tom Hinton

Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined Wincanton as CFO in August 2022 following a strong career in energy, infrastructure, E&P, retail and business services markets. Previous roles include Group CFO positions at Infinis Energy plc, the UK’s leading generator of low carbon power from captured methane, insurance company Domestic and General Ltd and, more recently, WE Soda Limited, an international mining and chemicals business. Tom was previously a Trustee for Christian Aid and Chair of its Finance, Fundraising and Investment Committee.

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Lyn Colloff

Company Secretary

Lyn was appointed Company Secretary in April 2020. She is a qualified Chartered Secretary with over 35 years’ experience. Lyn was formerly Company Secretary at Cobham plc for over ten years and worked exclusively in the financial services sector before joining Cobham from the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). Lyn achieved an MBA at Aston University in 2004 and now chairs the Company Secretary’s Forum of the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) as well as delivering training on governance matters on behalf of the CGI.

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Jo Pick

Chief People Officer

Jo joined Wincanton in 2019. As Chief People Officer she leads a team of over 340 HR professionals who support over 20,000 colleagues. Jo drives the development and retention of talent across the Wincanton Group. She also chairs the Wincanton social value steering committee, championing wellbeing, community, and diversity and inclusion.

Previously Jo worked as HR Director in both the food industry and healthcare at Greencore and Johnson & Johnson respectively. She has a strong commercial business partnering background, undertaking many transformational change initiatives including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.  

Jo is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Paul Durkin

Chief Customer & Innovation Officer

Paul was appointed Chief Customer and Innovation Officer in June 2021. Accountable for innovation, product development, sales and marketing, Paul is focused on achieving sustainable growth underpinned by people and technology. Prior to this Paul led Wincanton’s eFulfilment business responsible for developing direct to customer propositions for clients such as IKEA, Wickes and M&S. Paul has a passion for developing people, chairs the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics ASPIRE foundation and is an active sponsor for Generation Logistics.

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Ian Keilty

Chief Operating Officer

Ian joined Wincanton in November 2018 as Managing Director – Retail and Consumer, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2020. He was previously Vice President, European Supply Chain, at Sysco and Chief Operating Officer at Brakes, the UK’s leading foodservice supplier. Ian has also held various positions on the operating boards and executive committees at Booker Group plc and Iceland Stores. Prior to this, Ian worked in engineering and supply chain roles for Mars, British Gas and Nissan, and holds an MBA from London Business School.

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Daniel Porte

Strategy Director

Daniel joined Wincanton in January 2021 as Strategy Director. Daniel was most recently VP Strategy – North America (LSG Group) leading key strategic projects, including M&A projects as well as driving the region’s strategic initiatives. He also held other senior roles within the LSG Group in the UK and Europe including Director Supply Chain Optimisation UK. Daniel holds an MBA degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Mainz, Germany, with a speciality in accounting and information technology.

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