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 on ensuring Walkers delivers the best possible customer experience at every point of the customer journey.

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David Bywater

Group Commercial 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.

His innovative approach sees him use the power of technology to take Walkers to the next level.

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Jason Scott

Group Operations Director

Jason Scott

Jason joined Walkers Transport in 2008. Now Group Operations Director, he is passionate about our 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 leading presence in the market.

Scott Hobman

Operations Director (Leeds Super Hub)

Scott Hobman

Scott Hobman joined Walkers Transport in 2001. Now Operations Director for our Leeds Super Hub, Scott is concerned with building a world class team that delivers outstanding customer service - giving Walkers customers a logistics platform which enables them to optimise their business efficiency and service.

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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.

As a chartered marketer, Amy takes the topic of branding pretty seriously - with her role also seeing her 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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