Wincanton has announced that Ian Keilty has joined the business as Managing Director, Retail and Consumer. Kielty was formerly Vice President, European Supply Chain, at Sysco and, before that, was Chief Operating Officer of Brakes group when Sysco acquired them. He has also held various roles on the operating boards and executive committees at Booker Group and Iceland Stores; and has a background in engineering and supply chain working for Mars and has an MBA from London Business School.
Kielty, who has an MBA from London Business School, will succeed Liam McElroy who is stepping down after six years in the role during which time he has been instrumental in growing the company’s Retail and Consumer division. The two will work side-by-side across a transitional period over the coming months.
Adrian Colman, Wincanton’s Chief Executive, said: “During his time at Wincanton Liam has used his considerable energy, industry knowledge and insight to grow our successful Retail & Consumer business and I am grateful for the significant contribution that he has made to our business and our leadership team. Finding a successor for Liam has been a difficult challenge and I am delighted to welcome Ian who will bring fresh strategic thinking and intellectual rigour to the Group, backed by a keen interest in our customers and people. Ian joins us at an exciting time to support the ongoing growth strategy for our Retail and Consumer business.”
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