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Monday 04 November, 2019

Xpediator PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 0614S
Xpediator PLC
04 November 2019

4 November 2019


("Xpediator" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Directorate Change

Xpediator, (AIM: XPD), a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Central and Eastern Europe is pleased to announce Wim Pauwels and Charles McGurin have been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Directors with immediate effect.

Wim is a Belgian national and well known industry figure having worked in multiple senior logistics roles across Europe and the US over the past 40 years. In his most recent executive role, Wim was Chief Regional Officer for Yusen Logistics Europe up until this year, responsible for Air, Ocean, Road Freight and Contract Logistics in Europe generating an annual turnover of €1 billion. Wim began his career in logistics roles with Sony in 1978 and has been working in the sector since then, including senior roles with BAX Global, Dexion Group and Caliber Logistics.

Charles is a British national and well known industry figure having worked extensively in the international supply chain sector. Charles was most recently CEO of Allport Cargo Services Group, the global logistics organisation with annual revenues of £300 million. Prior to that, Charles spent 10 years with DHL in a variety of senior roles latterly as Vice President, Business Development EMEA.

Alex Borrelli, Non-Executive Chairman of Xpediator, commented:

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Wim and Charles who both bring with them substantial industry experience and knowledge of the domestic and international logistics markets. Xpediator has tripled in size over the last three years and the management skills required for the enlarged business are very different. We are therefore delighted to confirm the appointments of both Wim and Charles who have run much larger businesses and will be very valuable to the Group as we continue to fully integrate the acquired businesses, maximise the opportunities for further organic growth and invest in the digitalisation of our forwarding activities."


The following details in relation to the appointment of Willem Emiel Martha Pauwels, aged 64, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

Current directorships

Directorships held within the last five years

Sciurus Investments NV

Spectrum Consultancy & Management BVBA


Yusen Logistics (Europe) B.V.

Yusen Logistics (Iberica) SA

Keswick European Holdings Limited

Transfreight Automotive Logistics Europe SASU

Recondo (UK) Limited

NYK Group Europe Ltd




The following details in relation to the appointment of Charles Frater McGurin, aged 54, are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:


Current directorships

Directorships held within the last five years

45 Consulting Limited
ACS Reverse Logistics Ltd
EV Cargo Global Forwarding Limited
Allport Cargo Services Limited
CSFS France
ACS France



There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.


Xpediator plc

Tel: +44 (0)330 043 2395

Stephen Blyth, Chief Executive Officer

Email: [email protected]



Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 8900

Max Hartley, Max Gould (Corporate Finance)


Nick Searle (Sales)



Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 7000

David Foreman, Michael Boot (Corporate Finance)


Caspar Shand Kydd (Sales)




Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3151 7008

Tim Robertson


Fergus Young



About Xpediator:

Xpediator is a well-established international provider of freight management services. Established in 1988 by Stephen Blyth, the Group's international network of offices provides road, sea and air freight services, together with logistics and warehousing in the UK and Romania. The business offers integrated freight management within the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector, through its three main areas: freight forwarding, logistics & warehousing and transport services. With headquarters in Braintree, Essex and country offices in nine CEE countries across 38 sites, the Group currently employs 942 people and was successfully listed on London's AIM market in August 2017.


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