Professor Richard Wilding has been named as the new chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT).
Wilding has been a member of the Institute since 1992, on the board of CILT since 2011, is a committee member of the CILT logistics research network, and is also co-chairman of the CILT leaders in supply chain forum. He is also chair (full professor) in supply chain strategy at the Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management UK. In 2013 is was made OBE for services to business, which recognised his achievements in logistics and supply chain management.
Wilding paid thanks to Neil Ashworth, the Institute’s chairman of the board. He said, “Neil has demonstrated an unrivalled commitment to the Institute and its development over the last five years. His dedication, drive and enthusiasm for the industry and the Institute is second to none and his leadership has ensured the creation and development of an institute we are all proud to be a part of. I am committed to building on his approach and style to continue his outstanding work.”
With extensive logistics and supply chain experience, CILT said that Wilding would help to drive the growth of the Institute’s profile as the leading logistics and transport professional body.
“I am delighted to be elected as chairman of the CILT board,” commented Wilding. “During my term I want to guide the Institute through its change in leadership and to meet and engage with as many members as possible to ensure that I represent their needs at both board and executive level within CILT.”