Manchester-based delivery tech firm DeliveryApp has appointed former DPD Group UK boss Dwain McDonald as its CEO. McDonald will assist the company in its expansion strategy, through his experience in leadership, innovation and technology in the logistics and delivery sector.
Having worked at DPD for over 30 years, McDonald is an industry expert in the logistics space. During his 12 years as DPD Group UK CEO, he drove DPD from a mid-tier B2B carrier to one of the top home delivery couriers in the UK market. As McDonald takes on the role of DeliveryApp CEO, founder Lance Jones will move into the position of executive chairman, working alongside McDonald in furthering DeliveryApp’s growth.
McDonald said, “DeliveryApp’s goal is to change the logistics industry for the better through their focus on technology and ethical driver treatment, resulting in more transparent customer care. With the logistics sector under more pressure than ever before, the ethical treatment and well-being of drivers is ingrained in DeliveryApp’s DNA. After seeing the company’s strong commitment to employee culture and the forward-looking tracking technology that it has developed, I am excited to become part of a young and expanding company in this competitive industry.”
Jones said, “Dwain’s leadership and experience will be instrumental to DeliveryApp’s mission to become the leading on-demand technology delivery platform in the world. Setting strategic goals and supporting technological advancements, Dwain’s appointment will help the company achieve industry firsts to support consumers and businesses and revolutionize their on-demand dedicated delivery capabilities.”
Mark Stott, founder and CEO of property development firm Vita Group and lead investor at DeliveryApp, added, “We’re incredibly confident that Dwain’s appointment as CEO will cement DeliveryApp as a trailblazer in the logistics sector. His experience will ensure DeliveryApp continues to evolve and provide businesses or retailers with robust delivery services built on a foundation of technology that prioritizes customer needs. With Lance stepping up to executive chairman, the team at DeliveryApp are excited for the next phase in revolutionizing the industry.”
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