Promotions strengthen Clipper’s senior team


As part of its ongoing long-term development plan, Clipper Logistics has made two significant appointments to its senior management team.

The Leeds-based logistics, e-fulfilment and returns management company has promoted Stefan Van-Hoof from Group Chief Operating Officer to Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Van-Hoof, who was previously Managing Director the company’s European business, will report to Group CEO Tony Mannix and the Executive Board.

He joined Clipper in 2016 following a long career in European logistics’ management primarily with DocData, where he was latterly Managing Director for Germany and Poland overseeing nine warehouses.

Martin O’Grady, meanwhile, has been promoted from Senior Operations Director to Group Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for Clipper’s UK and European businesses.

He has experience in a wide range of supply chain and third party logistics’ companies, with a focus on productivity-enhancing technology development and roll-out.

Previous senior management roles include Group Operations Director with 2020 Logistics, part of the Caudwell Group, and in Ecommerce with The Hut Group. He currently leads Clipper’s NHS PPE operations.

“The Board is delighted to make these senior appointments. Both Stefan and Martin are business managers of the highest quality, steeped in international supply chain and e-commerce experience,” said Executive Chairman Steve Parkin.

“The appointments reflect the continuing ambition of Clipper to deliver agile and able world-class logistics’ services to its fast-growing client base around the globe.”