He took up the position on 4th January 2016, following the death of the former longstanding Chairman, Michael Sutton last May.
John Sutton, Suttons Group CEO said:
“The Group Board is unanimously agreed that Graeme is an ideal candidate to chair Suttons at this exciting stage in the company’s history. Graeme’s leadership abilities, coupled with his significant board experience and knowledge of our dynamic industry, will be invaluable to the ambitious, competitive, global group that Suttons has become.
“Graeme has significant experience in the management and chairmanship of logistics and supply chain businesses. He understands the competitiveness of our industry and also has a strong empathy with our culture and commitment to serving our customers. We are delighted that he has joined us.”
Graeme is a former chief executive of European logistics company, Wincanton Plc, where he was instrumental in securing its position as a major force in European logistics. Graeme is currently involved as a non-executive with a UK construction group and as chairman of a logistics real estate investment company. He is a chartered management accountant and spent his early career in senior finance roles with PepsiCo and Cargill.
“I’m delighted and privileged to be asked to become chairman of a company with such a rich heritage as Suttons. Suttons has grown to be one of the world’s leading logistics and supply chain companies, consistently delivering innovative, cost effective and high quality services around the world.
“I fully endorse the Group’s strategy of developing the number of services they provide to customers while maintaining and growing the world class bulk logistics network across the UK and overseas. I look forward to being part of the team that builds upon the strong position we hold in the market today.”