Yusen Logistics announces that its new UK Managing Director will be Kevin Appleton.

Appleton will take up his new position with effect from 14th April 2014 and will be based at Yusen Logistics UK’s headquarters at Grange Park, Northampton. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, both from within the logistics industry, as well as from a much broader business environment.

Appleton began his career with the Royal Mail and then spent several years with the NFC, becoming Sales and Marketing Director of their parcel division and before leaving to join Caliber Logistics during their European business planning phase, working with Boston Consulting Group in America.

Having worked on the strategy for Caliber’s development in Europe, Appleton was appointed Managing Director, Europe and between 1995 and 1999 grew the business to a $166 billion organization covering seven countries.

Since then Appleton has held senior positions outside the logistics industry including Chief Executive of Lavendon Group plc and most recently as Divisional Chairman of Travis Perkins.

In addition to his company responsibilities, Appleton is a Board member of the UK Freight Transport Association and a non-executive director of Ramirent Oyj, a business listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.