2021 Management Committee

Paul Symes CBE, JP, FCILT
Paul Symes CBE, JP, FCILTChairman
Paul served a full career in the Army including a tour as a helicopter pilot together with a variety of command, logistic and administrative posts. He was head of Logistics & Personnel at brigade, divisional and Corps HQ level and was appointed CBE for his role as Chief Logistics officer in the Falklands during the clear-up operations immediately after the war. He commanded the Central Ordnance Depot and Garrison at Bicester, was the director responsible for all Ordnance Depots in the UK and still maintains close links with his successors in the Royal Logistic Corps. Towards the end of his Army career he took on the additional role as the MOD representative on the Council of the Institute of Logistics, forging closer links between the Armed forces and the Institute. In this capacity he recognised the opportunity for combining business networking with golf days and so began the Institute’s Golf Society in 1995. Read more hidden text
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Bob Harper
Bob HarperCaptain 2021
Bob started his career in the storage and materials handling world working for Lancer Boss FLT. He then joined Dexion Ltd for 6 years. After spotted a niche in the market he started his own business RSS in 1978 buying secondhand pallet racking/shelving and mezzanine flooring, then selling it at 1/2 the price of new.
Bob represented his county at various levels of football and achieved an England youth cap. He continued playing semi-pro football for 11 years. Bob was also a keen tennis player and still enjoys skiing and playing golf. Read more hidden text
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Chris Sturman
Chris SturmanTreasurer
Christopher Sturman runs his own consultancy company Craymere Consulting Limited, where he has been advising Government and Industry on food supply chain resilience and temperature controlled food logistics in a changing world of climate change, environment and Brexit. His forty five year career in the logistics industry from early days with TDG, NFC/BRC Southern, Ross Youngs and Wincanton with wide experience of operational, tactical and strategic food supply chain and logistics management, followed by roles as Managing Director of West Kent Cold Storage and Chief Executive of Linq Alliance. Chris also has undertaken high profile consultancy assignments across the supply chain and logistics sector in UK, Europe, Central Asia and USA. Chris previously served as a the CEO of FSDF. He is a Fellow and past member of the Council and Board, of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK, and is a Transaid Ambassador. Read more hidden text
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Peter Taylor
Peter TaylorWebsite Editor
Paul Ritchie
Paul RitchiePublicity & Photography
Cameron Grant
Cameron GrantCILT Marketing liaison
Derek Messenger
Derek Messenger Members Meeting Manager
Adrian Malupa
Adrian MalupaSponsorship Secretary
Brian Childs
Brian ChildsAutumn Meeting Manager
Peter Wood
Peter WoodSpring Meeting Manager
John Winter
John WinterTour Manager
Richard Burgess
Richard BurgessSummer Meeting Manager
Paul Butterworth
Paul ButterworthKnockout Competition Organiser