Logistics UK’s chief executive awarded OBE

Jan 10 | 2022

David Wells, Chief Executive of business group Logistics UK, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, for services to transport and logistics.

David Wells OBEDavid has been in charge of the group, formerly  known as the Freight Transport Association (FTA), for the past six years and has been recognised for his transformational work, which has established the business group as one of the largest and most important in the UK, raising the voice and impact of the sector at a critical time to help make Brexit work and keep Britain’s economy moving during the transition period and the COVID-19 pandemic.   

“I am truly honoured to receive this OBE after an unprecedented period of challenge and change for our sector,” said David. “I have always said that our industry shows resilience unlike any other, and that has been demonstrated time and again during my time as chief executive.  I am indebted to all our amazing members and their staff, as well as the team at Logistics UK, for the support and commitment which they have shown to keep goods moving, despite the challenges posed by Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, skills shortages and other unforeseen circumstances. This award is for them too.” 

During his time in office David has successfully initiated and pursued a strategy to ensure that Logistics UK represents the entire logistics sector, collaborating, challenging and championing logistics with policy makers, and speaking to the media with one voice. Under his leadership, the organisation, which represents more than 19,000 members across the whole logistics sector, and moves the goods and services critical to everyone, has dramatically raised its profile and impact with decision makers and influencers in business, politics and the press. 

Photo: David Wells OBE