Pomlett takes over as FTA president

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Ian Veitch has handed over the presidency of the Freight Transport Association to executive director of the CEVA Group, Leigh Pomlett.

The changing of the guard was announced at FTA’s National Council meeting in London today. Veitch steps down after completing a three year term as FTA president.

During his extensive career in logistics, Pomlett has held various senior positions with BRS, Exel and DHL Supply Chain.

He joined CEVA Group in September 2009 and took on his current role of executive director in January 2015, and works on a number of projects and initiatives around the world, including the mentoring of a number of managers within CEVA.

Pomlett says:  “I am both delighted and honoured to take over the Presidency from Ian. I am really looking forward to getting started. This is an exciting and demanding time for our industry and for the FTA and its members.”

FTA chief executive, David Wells adds: “Ian has made a significant contribution to FTA for which I am deeply indebted to him.  My best wishes go to Leigh Pomlett, who I know has all the necessary skills to ensure FTA continues its excellent work on behalf of its members.”