2019 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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Gus Whyte
Gus WhyteCaptain 2019
Gus is in his 40th year of support to the Logistics and Transport industry. After completing an apprenticeship as a motor engineer and a short career travelling the world in the Merchant Navy, Gus joined the industry in 1978 supplying batteries to the Materials Handling sector. During his 40 years connection with the industry, Gus has worked with fabricators and electronic companies designing changing machines, battery storage systems and electronic management systems to make charging areas safer and more efficient.
For the last 18 years Gus has worked for a German motive power battery manufacturing company who supply quality solutions to users of Materials Handling equipment. Over the last 10 years Gus has worked for 2 years in Germany setting up the companies Systems Division and a further 3 years in the Export Division finding and developing business partnerships in many parts of the world.
Gus is now back in the UK and supporting many recognised names in the logistics sector to improve their battery handling and management systems. While organisation and safety is always his main focus helping customers reduce their operational costs and lowering their carbon footprint is also a major advantage offered. Gus has been an active member of the CILT Golf Society since 2010 and during this time has played many enjoyable and varied golf courses while networking with many interesting and helpful members and their guests. Read more hidden text
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Chris Sturman
Chris SturmanTreasurer
Christopher Sturman recently retired as Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Food Storage and Distribution Federation, an appointment he held since May 2009.
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 Board member 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
During a career spanning more than 30 years, Peter gained experience in and detailed knowledge of a variety of logistic environments. Starting as a Stock Control Manager with Rank Hovis Mcdougall he worked his way up, via various warehousing, transport, depot and project management roles, to the position of Regional Operations Manager with the global NYK Group of Companies. On the way he studied for, and obtained, a formal qualification in Quality Management and a NEBOSH Health & Safety Certificate. For the last 11 years of his career Peter was a successful self-employed logistics consultant – working with the Freight Transport Association as well as household names such as: Proctor & Gamble; Next; McCain’s; and Stena Line.
Peter joined the CILT (then the ILDM) in 1991 and was an active member of the Eastern Region Committee for many years. He was in at the ‘birth’ of the CILT Golf Society and had the honour of being Captain in 2017. Peter is proud of the fact that he never felt the need to advertise his abilities. All his appointments and new/repeat business originated from a network of colleagues and members of the CILT or their golf day guests. Read more hidden text
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Paul Ritchie
Paul RitchiePublicity & Photography
Paul commenced his tutelage in logistics working with TNT International in Automotive collections services, managing major contracts with Rolls Royce, Rover Group and Land Rover Cars. After extending his education and gaining a CILT professional qualification, this was swiftly followed up by a Diploma in Logistics and CPC qualifications to confirm great working practices, could be proven in the distance Learning arena. After a period of senior roles at Acumen and NYK Logistics developing new business in retail and warehousing distribution, he was able to manage a few years of logistics and business consultancy, before returning to manage IT developments of Freight and Cargo with OAG Worldwide and recently Wisetech Global group.
Paul has been a firm advocate of Education and professionalism in the Logistics Industry and has a real desire to encourage and promote the services of the CILT to more and more young people, who form the backbone of our growth and innovation. I joined the Golf Society in its infancy as an opportunity to meet like minded industry geeks and have enjoyed the mix of business and social benefits.
I was especially honoured to Captain the society in 2014 which was both a real pleasure and memorable experience. Read more hidden text
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Adrian Malupa
Adrian MalupaSponsorship Secretary
After leaving 6th Form in 1976 entered the Logistics sector as a Customs Officer based at Stratford ICD. Moving into the 1980’s, I spent 14 years working for OCL and Hapag Lloyd in the developing containerisation sector. The 1990’s and noughties saw me move into the wider Logistics sector working for Exel, Kuehne and Nagel and Bernard Group working in Senior Key Account roles with companies such as Unilever, P&G, Colgate Palmolive, Mars, Ford, Smiths Group etc.Since 2012 I have been working in consultancy roles in Customs and Supply chain compliance. I joined the CILT Golf society in 1997 and have been involved on the Committee and Sponsorship ever since and a Past Captain.Read more hidden text
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Derek Messenger
Derek Messenger Members Meeting Manager
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Paul Butterworth
Paul ButterworthCompetition Manager
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Peter Wood
Peter WoodSpring Meeting Manager
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John Winter
John WinterTour Manager
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Richard Burgess
Richard BurgessSummer Meeting Manager
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Brian Childs
Brian ChildsAutumn Meeting Manager
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