10 May 2023
Paul Bennell, managing director of Samworth Brothers Supply Chain, is the new president of the Cold Chain Federation (CCF). He succeeds Tim Moran, who had been in the role for seven years and oversaw the federation’s leadership change, strategic review and rebrand.
Bennell said: “The Cold Chain Federation has really come to the fore over the past few years, delivering a powerful and constructive voice for our industry when we have needed it the most. It has also built a more diverse membership base with companies joining from across the main product and temperature regime supply chains that make up UK cold chain.
"Our industry is facing a challenging time and my priorities include supporting our industry in navigating inflationary pressures while also ensuring the cold chain voice is heard by politicians and policy makers on the issues that affect our operations. Building on the federation’s ongoing programme of work supporting operators on the journey towards low and zero carbon operations is also high on my agenda, and I’m looking forward to spreading the message that the cold chain is a great and varied industry to work in, today and for the future.”
Shane Brennan, chief executive of the CCF, said: “Paul embodies the forward-thinking, knowledgeable and skilful approach that makes the UK’s cold chain so impressive. He has been a major asset to the federation’s board and I am very much looking forward to working with him as he leads the Cold Chain Federation into the future.”