Christopher Stephens re-joins the Board of Trustees as Chair, having previously led the Foundation until 2011, during which time he guided the charity through a period of transition from being the Exel Foundation to becoming the DHL UK Foundation. Chris was Group Human Resources Director of Exel (now DHL) until 2004 and appointed Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) in February 2011. Prior to this, he was a member of the Senior Salaries Review Board (since 2009) and a Civil Service Commissioner (2004-2009).
Ralf Dürrwang is a lawyer by profession with passion for talent management and CSR. He joined the Trustees in April 2013 and has more than 20 years of extensive experience in HR management and coaching. Ralf is currently the Vice President for Corporate Citizenship at Deutsche Post DHL Group and a member of the Advisory BoardCouncil of Department of Management Sciences of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science.
Peter Grant became a trustee in 2011. He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in public and charitable funding. He was Director of an inner-city youth charity for eight years. He devised the first Lottery programme to favour areas of deprivation at Sport England and was one of the architects of Awards for All. He is academic leader of the Philanthropy and Grantmaking Management and Governance programmes at Cass Business School.
Alan MacDonald first came across the DHL Supply Chain business while he was taking part in a Get Into Logistics programme, which was funded by the DHL UK Foundation and run by The Prince’s Trust. These aim to help young people into work by giving skills and experience in a particular sector. After completing this course he gained full time employment within DHL and now hopes to progress his career with the company. He volunteers as a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, which involves public speaking at events. In 2013 he won the Young Achiever category at the Celebrate Success awards in Scotland.
Denzil Mascarenhas is Chief Information Officer for DHL Express, UK and Ireland. He has been with DHL for almost 19 years having had appointments in Prague, Brussels, Bonn and now the UK. He previously worked for the Metropolitan Police and has spent a total of 35 years in the IT industry. He regards himself as an ‘ideas’ man’ and is enthusiastic about his role as a trustee.
Elizabeth McQueen became a trustee in 2013. After graduating from Bristol University, she joined the DHL graduate scheme and spent three years working within DHL Supply Chain. In 2013 she was seconded to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to write a report on the legacy of the London Olympic Games within the UK logistics industry. Elizabeth is currently a project and implementation manager within the retail division of DHL Supply Chain.
Nigel Morecroft became a trustee in 2012. After a career spanning 30 years in investment management, Nigel brings his financial acumen to the Foundation, chairing the investment committee. He is looking for new challenges, and believes his business background will help bring a different perspective to the board.
Mark Parsons is the Chief Customer Officer; DHL Supply Chain UK, Ireland & Nordics. He chairs the DHL Community Board leading the CSR agenda across DHL UK and is a member of the DHL UK Collaboration Board responsible for sales. Mark has spent over 25 years in a variety of supply chain roles across manufacturing, retail, consulting and third party logistic businesses, working in the UK, US, Europe and Australia.
Tim Slater is Managing Director – Transport, Energy & Chemicals, Engineering & Manufacturing. He chairs the DHL UK&I Offender Training and Employment Programme and is Chairman of Aspire, the Chartered Institute of Logistics Career Foundation. He has a degree in business from Sheffield University and has worked in a variety of business development and general management roles within logistics for over 20 years. He lives in Nottinghamshire and is married with two children.
Bob Stringer has over 30 years’ human resources experience in the manufacturing, logistics and public sectors, both in the UK and internationally. This includes 20 years with DHL and its former companies. He is currently an independent human resources management consultant and has previously been a Trustee of two of the DHL pension schemes for over five years. Married with three children, he lives near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.