Peter Ward, CEO of UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has announced his intention to step down after six years at the helm to move into ‘semi-retirement’. His successor will be named shortly.
Peter joined the association in 2015, having held a series of major industry roles at director level with prominent companies within the sector.
Chair of the UKWA management board Nicola Ridges-Jones said, “As UKWA CEO Peter has been a passionate advocate for our industry, raising the profile of the Association within the sector and well beyond. His strong industry track record and undoubted leadership skills, combined with extraordinary energy and drive, have ensured that he leaves UKWA a thriving and successful organisation, ready to lead members through the fresh challenges ahead. We wish him every success as he steps into semi-retirement to pursue personal interests.”
As UKWA CEO, Peter has provided a ‘voice’ for the industry both at government and local authority level, ensuring the concerns and issues facing members and the wider logistics community have been recognised, understood, and acted upon. On his watch, UKWA has helped shape Government policy around the departure of the UK from the European Union and has guided members through the complexities of planned changes.
Commenting on his decision to step down, Peter said, “It has been my privilege to represent the warehousing and logistics sector as CEO of UKWA. I am proud to have been able to instigate change, drive improvement and help this great industry achieve the respect and recognition it deserves.”