Freight Transport Association appoints CEO

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has appointed David Wells as chief executive officer (CEO).

Wells starts on 1 May, when the incumbent, Theo de Pencier, retires. In 2009, Wells joined the FTA as finance and IT director, taking additional responsibility for the association’s vehicles inspection service, training, tachograph analysis service, and launching Visionfta, to manage drivers and vehicles activity and performance. De Pencier stands down as CEO at the end of April, and he will work with Wells to ensure a smooth transition. 

Wells says: “It is important for me to continue the work FTA does in support of our members and I will strive to build on the success and reputation of the Association.”

FTA president, Ian Veitch, says: “With his extensive business and management experience David emerged as the outstanding candidate. He clearly demonstrated his knowledge and understanding of the freight industry…from both a policy and commercial aspect.” 

The FTA represents the transport interests of UK companies moving freight, including over 70 per cent of airfreight.

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