As it continues to promote career opportunities across the international logistics sector, global logistics provider EV Cargo has announced that its UK south west general manager Rebecca Hicks has been chosen as the chair of a prestigious new conference.

Rebecca was selected after an extensive search by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport [CILT(UK)] for candidates and she takes up the post of inaugural Next Generation conference chair.

CILT(UK) said the selection process was designed to highlight emerging talent in the logistics and transport sector and empower and inspire people to bring in new ideas and innovations to its annual conference.

Rebecca impressed the panel of judges with her enthusiasm for logistics and transport and her understanding of the critical role of conference chair in being a role model for those that might follow in her footsteps. Judges included Bethany Windsor CMILT, CILT(UK)’s programme manager, and Helen Gallimore FCILT, associate lecturer at University of Derby and previous conference workstream host. 

Bethany said: “Rebecca’s passion for transport, her engagement with CILT(UK) and her desire to give back to the profession made her a stand-out ambassador for both logistics and for CILT(UK) itself. We are delighted to have her on board.”

Rebecca added: “It’s a real honour to have been chosen as CILT’s first Next Generation chair. It will be a great opportunity, and I am excited to put my own stamp on the role. I am thrilled to be a big part of a the CILT conference, especially during a pivotal time in the logistics and transport sector. I’m really excited for the conference, and I am looking forward to meeting more members of the CILT community.” 

Rebecca started her career in 2010 through a logistics graduate scheme and has been EV Cargo’s south west general manager for two years.

Andy Humpherson, chief executive of EV Cargo Solutions, said: “Everyone at EV Cargo is immensely proud of Rebecca. To be selected for such a prestigious role is a real testament to her abilities and determination. She has a passion for encouraging new talent and really moving the logistics sector forward. She is the perfect choice to showcase the next generation of talent in logistics.

“EV Cargo always provides its staff with the space to grow and thrive and ensure that they can make the most of their talents and we are delighted Rebecca is able to make her mark on a national stage.”

The conference’s theme is ‘Thriving in a changing world’, and aims to inspire, engage and motivate delegates to consider the future of their organisations.

It will be held at Warwick Conferences on 22 June.

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