XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, has announced the appointment of Dr Nicholas Head to lead the company’s environmental and sustainability organisation in the UK and Ireland. He will report to Nigel Rouch, Operational Excellence Director, and Dan Myers, Managing Director for the region.
Dr Head has more than a decade of experience working with organisations of all types to advance environmental goals. Prior to joining XPO, he served in senior roles with Encore Environment and SusConnect, among others, and consulted on corporate strategies for environmental, energy and resource management. In 2019, he co-founded the not-for-profit Transnational Transparent Procurement Foundation to pioneer sustainable procurement technologies. He holds a doctorate in sustainable waste and resource management (circular economy models and systems thinking) and a master’s degree in waste management from the University of Northampton, where he also served as an associate lecturer.
Dan Myers said, “Our environmental and sustainability function is vital to our business and all our stakeholders. This critical agenda will have a clear direction under Nick’s leadership as we build on our strong track record with ongoing investments towards a more sustainable logistics model. It’s great to have such an A-player join our team.”
XPO provides technology-enabled freight transportation solutions for customers across a range of supply chains in Europe, including food and beverage, e-commerce, industrial and consumer goods, as well as the Tour de France and other world-class events. In 2021, XPO was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine for the fourth consecutive year.