The Awards - Judges

Judges

The 2022 judging panel

The Shipper of the Year Award, The Young Logistics Professional of the Year Award, Innovation in Port Safety Award and The Sustainability Award are voted for by a panel of judges, including: 

Debbie Cavaldoro

Debbie Cavaldoro

Debbie Cavaldoro, Chief Executive, Port Skills and Safety Limited comes from a communications background and has spent more than ten years in the maritime sector. In 2021 Debbie became chief executive at Port Skills and Safety, a membership organisation working for safer ports and skilled port workers. Debbie is also co-Chair of Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime programme.
Danny Clayton

Danny Clayton

Danny Clayton, Managing Director of Droptop Business Solutions is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the freight forwarding sector, runs a consulting bisiness called Droptop which helps both retailers and logistics providers to improve and develop their supply chain capabilities. Danny was formerly Joint Managing Director at retail supply chain specialist, Allport Cargo Services.

Danny’s career highlights include pioneering supply chain visibility systems and developing origin logistics solutions for Allport’s retail clients. His work over the past 25 years has been highly recognised within the industry, winning numerous prestigious supply chain awards.
Sharon Greer

Sharon Greer

Sharon Greer, General Manager, Agency Sector Management  joined ASM in 1993 as Helpdesk Manager before becoming General Manager in 2000.Sharon oversees the day-to-day operations of the business safeguarding overall delivery and quality of ASM's software offerings to an ever-increasing user base and ensuring that ASM continues to provide cost-effective IT solutions that always meet the ever-changing and complex IT-related requirements of the UK freight forwarding community.
 
Robert Keen

Robert Keen

Robert Keen, Director-General of British International Freight Association (BIFA) is also Secretary General of FIATA, the global freight forwarder body. He was a freight forwarder for 30 years for both small and large companies based mainly at Heathrow.
 
Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis, Portfolio Director of Multimodal has been organising transport and logistics events since 1988! As Event Director at Cargo Systems, and later at Informa, Robert has organised events in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, the US, Mexico, Panama and Chile. 

Robert launched Multimodal in 2008 to serve the needs of the UK shipper and logistics markets.

Peter Livey

Peter Livey

Peter Livey FCILT, Managing Director (Great Britain) of HMM (Europe) Limited & Global Sustainability Ambassador for HMM. Peter has worked for HMM since 1996 predominantly in their Europe HQ, but in 2015 was appointed MD for HMM (Great Britain), and concurrently since 2009 has also been involved in global sustainability initiatives for HMM. He is also an ordained 'Self-Supporting Minister' and director of a couple of charities.
Emma Murray

Emma Murray

Emma Murray CEO and founder, Meantime Communications, has enjoyed working in air cargo and supply chain for over 28 years. She has edited and written for publications in the airfreight, logistics, maritime, equipment, and project cargo sectors, as well as heading up events, awards, and seminars in those industries. She established PR Consultancy Meantime over a decade ago and works with over 20 supply chain companies globally, with a focus on all things sustainable and CSR.
 
Maggie Simpson

Maggie Simpson

Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General of Rail Freight Group - the representative body for rail freight in the UK. Since joining in 2005 she has worked to promote growth in rail freight and to support member companies of the Group in their activities.
David Wells

David Wells

David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK - one of the biggest business groups in the UK, and the only organisation which represents all of logistics. With more than 18,000 members from the road, rail, seaand air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers, the members of Logistics UK operate more than half of the UK fleet of HGVs, and consign over 90% of freight moved by rail, and 70% of air and sea freight. 

David joined Logistics UK in April 2009 as Finance and IT Director, subsequently taking on additional responsibility for the Vehicle Inspection Service and Training and Tachograph Analysis Service. 

David became Chief Executive in early 2015 and since then has seen membership grow by 10%. 

Having completed an engineering degree in Liverpool, David studied for membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, qualifying in November 1993 whilst working in industry. His career has centred around engineering and service businesses and has both European and North American finance and operations experience.