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            october 16, 2019

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New Chief Executive for FTA


Theo de Pencier has succeeded Richard Turner as Chief Executive of the 13,500 member Freight
Transport Association.  FTA represents the supply chain interests of UK industry and members are
responsible for operating over 200,000 lorries - almost half the UK fleet - and over a million
vans.  They also consign over 90 per cent of the freight carried by rail and 70 per cent of UK
exports by sea and air.
FTA provides a range of business and representation services both nationally and locally and is
one of the leading UK trade associations, with an annual turnover of over £25 million and a staff
of 500.
Theo de Pencier joins FTA from Bibby Distribution, where he was Chief Executive, and a director
of the Bibby Line Group.  He has over twenty years' board level experience in the logistics and
supply chain industry, working for NFC and Danzas before joining Bibby in 1999.  His earlier
career was spent in sales and marketing with brand leading food and drink manufacturers Heinz and
Theo de Pencier said, 'I have had a terrific eight years at Bibby, helping to grow the
distribution business into a leading player and being part of a successful private, family owned
group.  However, the opportunity to join FTA and develop further its industry leadership in terms
of representation and services to members was too good to miss.  I am looking forward enormously
to working with the talented team at FTA on behalf of the members and our industry.'

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