Leading by example

It is said that 'leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example'. We believe our senior team embody this ethos. With experience in a wide variety of industry sectors our leadership team make up the perfect blend to drive continuous improvement across our organisation.
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Chief Executive Officer

Richard Simpson

Richard has been the driving force behind the success of Walkers since he joined the team in 2015. At the top of Richard’s priority list is developing his team, which in turn helps our customers achieve greater success.

A firm believer in continuous improvement and collaborative teamwork, he is focused ensuring Walkers delivers the best possible customer experience at every point of the customer journey.

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David Bywater

Group Financial Director

David Bywater

David joined Walkers Transport in 2016 as Group Financial Director. He is passionate about working in a great company filled with great people, doing great things.

It has been said that David isn’t a typical FD - his innovative approach sees him use the power of technology to take Walkers to the next level.

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Jason Scott

Operations Director

Jason Scott

Jason joined Walkers Transport in 2008. Now Operations Director at our Manchester depot, he is passionate about the people. Jason aims to create an environment where his team can grow and develop in a forward-thinking culture. And through implementation of new growth strategies, intends to maintain Walkers leadership in the market place.

Scott Hobman

Operations Director

Scott Hobman

Scott Hobman joined Walkers Transport in 2001. As Operations Director Scott is concerned with building a world class team that delivers outstanding customer service, as well as a logistics platform which enables our customers to grow their business.

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Victoria Reynard

Group Sales Manager

Victoria Reynard

Victoria joined Walkers Transport in September 2017 as Group Sales Manager. She is passionate about working with companies to develop tailored logistics solutions that separate them from their competitors. She is focussed on service excellence and believes communication is the key when it comes to working in partnership with customers.

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Chris Burley

General Manager Warehousing & Storage

Chris Burley

Chris Burley joined Walkers Transport in 2007. As General Manager of Warehousing and Storage, he is passionate about logistics, systems and process.

Chris focuses on the growth and strategic development of the warehousing and storage functions, through the development of his large team.

Group HR Manager

Amy Russell

Amy Russell joined Walkers in January 2017 as Group HR Manager. Amy believes in putting our people at the centre of all that we do. She is passionate about employee engagement and creating a culture of opportunity for our ever-expanding multi-site workforce.

Moreover, as a chartered marketer, Amy takes the topic of branding pretty seriously. As well as overseeing Walkers marketing function, she is responsible for our next generation employer brand.

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Matthew Kilner

Group Financial Controller

Matthew Kilner

Matthew joined Walkers Transport in November 2016 as a Management Accountant, progressing to Group Financial Controller in January 2018. He strives to develop people to their potential, influencing them to support the business in the most beneficial way.

He also has a great desire to implement a strong foundation of business processes to help maximize efficiency and productivity for the long-term.

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