Whistl, the postal firm which recently completed its management buyout led by chief executive Nick Wells, has appointed parcel industry specialist James Greenbury to its board as a senior independent director.
The company, which is the second largest postal operator in the UK behind Royal Mail, completed the the MBO last week from PostNL, although the parent firm will retain a minority stake in the business.
Greenbury has an established career within the mail and parcel sector and is currently chief executive of Parcel2Go.com.
Having started his career at Bain & Co in the mid-Eighties, Greenbury has worked at a raft of postal firms, including Security Despatch, Mailsource UK, Secure Mail Services and DX Group.
Other non-exec positions held include Holidaybreak UK, The Snugg.com, and Intelligent Office UK; he is also chairman of the Barmy Army, the semi-organised group of English cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of its members to follow the team on overseas tours.
Nick Wells said: “James will make a valuable contribution to the development of the company as we enter the exciting phase of our development as a management led company.”
Greenbury said: “In my experience management owned businesses are able to better serve their customers, thereby creating value for all involved.”
Whistl, formerly known as TNT Post UK, has a £600m turnover and claims its core letter business has over 56% of downstream access volumes in the UK and handles 3.75 billion items of mail per year. It has an established door drop media division and growing packets and parcels offer – no doubt something that Greenbury will be keen to boost.
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