Wincanton today announces that Ian Keilty has joined as managing director, retail and consumer.
Keilty was most recently vice president, European Supply Chain, at Sysco and was previously chief operating officer of Brakes group when Sysco acquired them. Ian has also held various roles on the operating boards and executive committees at Booker Group and Iceland Stores. Prior to this Ian had a background in engineering and supply chain working for Mars and has an MBA from London Business School.
Keilty will succeed Liam McElroy who is stepping down after six years in the role during which time he has been instrumental in growing the company’s Retail and Consumer division. The two will work side-by-side across a transitional period over the coming months.
Adrian Colman, Wincanton’s chief executive, said: “During his time at Wincanton Liam has used his considerable energy, industry knowledge and insight to grow our successful retail & consumer business and I am grateful for the significant contribution that he has made to our business and our leadership team. Finding a successor for Liam has been a difficult challenge and I am delighted to welcome Ian who will bring fresh strategic thinking and intellectual rigour to the Group, backed by a keen interest in our customers and people. Ian joins us at an exciting time to support the ongoing growth strategy for our retail and consumer business.”