Yodel appoints Keith Basnett as Chief Operating Officer
Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Basnett as Chief Operating Officer.
Keith joins Yodel following eight years at Shop Direct Group, the UK's leading digital department store, with brands including Very.co.uk, Littlewoods and isme, where he was Group Chief Operating Officer.
Keith brings a wealth of retail expertise to Yodel, particularly in running complex logistics operations and customer service. He played a key role in the integration of Littlewoods Home Shopping and Shop Direct (formerly GUS) and has previously held senior positions at N Brown Group plc, Freemans, Hutchison Telecom and American Express.
At Yodel, Keith will be responsible for Yodel's operations and the delivery of over 150 million parcels a year, on behalf of the majority of the UK's top retailers.
Yodel's Executive Chairman, Dick Stead, said: "Keith is a strong addition to our team as we reaffirm our position as the UK's leading parcel delivery company. As internet retailing and home shopping continue to show significant growth, Keith is perfectly positioned to help us navigate an ever changing industry. His experience in retail, customer service and logistics management will be invaluable as we build on our existing success and look to grow the business further."
Commenting on his appointment, Keith added; "This is an exciting time to join Yodel, and I am looking forward to playing a key role in the company's future, building on existing partnerships and welcoming new clients on board."