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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced that Kevin Richardson will succeed Steve Agg as the organisation’s chief executive.

Mr Richardson is set to join the institute on 1 December for a one-month handover period, before formally taking on the role from Mr Steve Agg, who is stepping down after nearly a decade at the helm.

Mr Richardson joins from XPO Logistics, formerly Norbert Dentressangle, where he was European development director for four years. He had previously spent 20 years at TDG Plc, progressing from implementation director to strategic development director.

Overall he has more than 35 years’ experience in logistics, and has been a CILT member for 28 years.

Professor Richard Wilding, chairman of the CILT board, said: “We are delighted to announce Kevin Richardson as the institute’s new chief executive. He will lead the institute with commitment, energy and a wealth of expertise into a new era within the logistics and transport sector.”

Beverley Bell, CILT president and senior traffic commissioner for Great Britain, said: “I am looking forward to working with Kevin. His experience in the logistics and transport sector will ensure the Institute continues to grow as the profession expands and develops.”