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Yodel announces appointment of John Hughes as executive chairman

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has announced that John Hughes has joined its board as executive chairman.

He will work with chief executive officer Andrew Peeler and the rest of the Yodel executive team to develop the business in a profitable way.

John has over 30 years’ experience of advising company boards and was a partner at KPMG from 1999 to 2016. During this time, he led multiple advisory projects, with a focus on the retail and logistics sectors.  His clients have included Shop Direct, Otto, Findel and Eddie Stobart.

Andrew Peeler, Yodel CEO, commented: “I am delighted to welcome John to the business and look forward to working with him. He brings a deep knowledge of retail and logistics and his extensive experience at KPMG makes him well-placed to support Yodel as we take it to the next level.”

John Hughes, executive chairman at Yodel, said: “I look forward to working with the executive team at Yodel. The organisation is full of dedicated people, who have been working hard to make Yodel a sustainable, customer-focussed carrier. It’s an exciting time, with significant investment having been and continuing to be made. There are lots of good things happening, from national award wins to product launches. With a clear strategy now in place, this is a fantastic opportunity to galvanise everybody to deliver against it and grow the business.”

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