Major leadership reshuffle at Linfox

Transport and logistics company, Linfox, is set to undergo a major leadership reshuffle at the start of July that will see a quintet of internal talent take on key management roles.

The re-organisation will ensure Linfox’ continued growth and ability to adapt to the evolving needs of its clientele, according to Executive Chairman, Peter Fox.

As part of the change, ex- FMCG President, Greg Thomas, will replace Gabby Costigan as CEO of Linfox International Group.

Thomas, who joined Linfox in 1995 and has since held several financial and operational roles, previously led the development of Linfox’s eCommerce and fulfillment strategy, which is “set to change the way Linfox does business by broadening our customer base and offering our customers new channels to market,” as the company explained in a media statement.

Thomas will be based in Bangkok and joins the business in Asia with previous experience managing the logistics portfolios for key customers in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong in his FMCG role.

He will also maintain responsibility for Linfox’s healthcare portfolio as Director, Linfox Healthcare.

“[Thomas] will build on the strong business leadership and strategic direction of Gabby Costigan,” Fox commented. “I thank Gabby for her significant contribution to LIG. In her three years in the role, Gabby has been diligent in her dealings with our business and a strong advocate for Linfox across the region.”

Ex-BevChain CEO, Kylie Fraser, will take over from Thomas as FMCG President. “Kylie has an impressive logistics career spanning more than 20 years,” Peter Fox commented on the move.

“Kylie has led BevChain for six strong years. In her time as CEO, BevChain has doubled its revenue while continuing to deliver outstanding supply chain solutions for its customers.”

Replacing Fraser as CEO of BevChain will be Matthew Sheridan. “Matt has strong experience in the beverage supply chain,” Fox explained the decision.

“His experience overseeing significant national contracts has provided a firm understanding of the demands of manufacturers and retailers.”

Also part of the new leadership group is former Linehaul President, Mark Mazurek, who will be appointed COO of Linfox Australia and New Zealand and continue to report directly to Linfox CEO, Annette Carey.      

“In this newly created role, Mark will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Linfox Logistics, ensuring that every part of the business is performing at its peak and delivering the best possible service to our customers,” Fox explained.
The final piece to the puzzle is the appointment of Ian Strachan as President of Linfox Intermodal, the company’s former Linehaul business. According to Fox, the business unit has been renamed to better reflect the size and scope of the team’s work.

“As President Linfox Intermodal, Ian will oversee the provision of interstate transport by road, rail and sea,” he said.

“It is a true reflection of Linfox’s investment in people development. All these candidates demonstrate behaviours consistent with our LIFT values of loyalty, integrity, fairness and trust.

“I am delighted to appoint these well-deserving, talented individuals to key leadership positions in our business,” Fox concluded.

“It is wonderful to see all these roles being filled by internal candidates.”

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