UKWA: Bottle appointed CEO, Bowker appointed chair

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Clare Bottle

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced that Clare Bottle FCILT has been appointed as the organisation’s new chief executive officer, effective from July 1 2021.

Bottle, who will take over the role from Peter Ward, joins UKWA from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, where she was associate director of warehousing, responsible for managing 3PL contracts and running in-house warehousing operations across the UK.

Neil Bowker, commercial director of Bowker Group, has also been appointed UKWA management board chair.

He will take over from current Chair, Nicola Ridges-Jones, managing director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd.

Speaking on behalf of the UKWA management board, newly elected chair of the UKWA management board Neil Bowker warmly welcomed Clare’s appointment: “The UKWA board is delighted to confirm Clare Bottle as our new CEO. Clare brings tremendous industry experience to the role, having worked in the logistics arena for over 25 years. She enjoys a reputation for driving change and I have no doubt that Clare will continue to fight for our industry as the head of its leading trade association.”