Former Allport Group Managing Director joins SEKO Logistics to support UK growth strategy
Chris Cargill has joined SEKO Logistics in the UK as Group Director to support the company’s global network expansion and air and sea freight product development strategies.
Chris is one of the UK logistics industry’s most respected and successful executives having spent over 40 years with Allport. He joined the company in 1970, becoming a main Board member in 1978 and a shareholder in 1984. Between 1987 and 2009, he was Managing Director (Air Freight) before assuming responsibility for global network development and strategy – setting up joint ventures and partnerships in more than 30 countries- and, ultimately, taking the post of Managing Director of Allport Group in 2010.
In March 2014, he joined Ligentia as a Group Director and shareholder, developing its airfreight strategy and growing its presence in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
At SEKO Logistics Chris is working closely with the UK Executive Board to support the next stage of the company’s growth and its strategic goal to grow to a £200 million business in the UK over the coming years.
Commenting on his new role, Chris stated: “SEKO is an exciting company with a unique bundled logistics and technology offering for retailers and manufacturers alike. I’m excited to continue their global expansion in new markets, especially with regards to building more air freight opportunities”.
Mark White, Chief Commercial Officer at SEKO, added: “Attracting Chris to SEKO in the UK is a real coup for us because of his experience, track record and the contacts and respect he has earned, especially with major retailers. He recognises the highly talented team we already have in place as well as our own success in supporting the growth of customers in Retail and other business sectors, which is underpinned by our award-winning software solutions. The UK is one of the fastest-growing countries in SEKO’s global network and Chris is going to play a leading role in taking us to the next level by developing our products and network, and by opening more doors to new business opportunities”.