Richard Burnett to head RHA

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:30
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Richard Burnett: RHA’s new Chief Exec

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Burnett as its new Chief Executive.

A logistics and supply chain expert, Richard joins the RHA from Samworth Brothers where he directed distribution; servicing the needs of its 14 bakeries and a number of external customers.

Peter Barber, National Chairman at the RHA, said: “Richard’s experience in the road transport and logistics industry is impressive.

“With his strong strategic, operational, commercial and financial expertise Richard will take the RHA forward into a new and exciting era.”

During his career, Mr Burnett has been responsible for the transport, warehousing and distribution strategies for some of the most prestigious and demanding manufacturing and retail businesses, including HJ Heinz, GSK, Panasonic and Adidas.

At Wincanton, he was responsible for driving the transformational change programme aligned to the transport strategy designed by him and approved by the Board.

In response, MrBurnett said: “It’s an honour to represent the road haulage industry and to help shape road transport of the future.

“I’m looking forward to better understanding the priorities of the RHA’s members, how those needs are being met and what we can do to improve our services and performance.

“While I am not an ‘association’ man, I do believe my industry experience is what the RHA needs at this stage of its evolution.
“My approach is consultative and the things that are important to me are: honesty, integrity, teamwork and delivery.”

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