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chris stephensChristopher 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).

ralf1Ralf 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.

timTim 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.

Barbara Storch joined the Board of DHL UK Foundation in 2017. In the past 6 years, through her work as Director at Impetus-Private Equity Foundation, she has focused on understanding what works in tackling youth unemployment in the UK. Working closely with charities, she brings sector expertise to the Foundation. Prior to this, Barbara worked for the CEO and Board of CARE International as consultant, and she spent 12 years in strategy consulting and corporate finance as partner at Monitor Group.

 Perry Watts joined the Board of DHL UK Foundation in 2017. Prior to joining the Board, Perry Watts was CEO of DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland and was responsible for the strategic development, execution and growth of DHL Supply Chain across the UK & Ireland, a business covering more than 220 customers and 400 sites, employing over 40,000 colleagues. His career with DHL Supply Chain spanned business development and operations, including such roles as Business Director, European and UK Development Director and CEO of the Retail Consumer sector, before his appointment to CEO of the overall supply chain business in 2009. With a career spanning almost 30 years, Perry brings significant market knowledge to the Foundation. A firm believer that people are the DHL’s greatest asset, Perry attributes his previous successes to an unwavering customer focus and providing constructive support to colleagues to work together to achieve their business goals.

Julie Bentley joined the Board of DHL UK Foundation in 2017. Julie has dedicated her career to working in the not for profit sector, beginning in the early 1990’s as a youth worker in Essex where she also ran a drop in-service for unemployed young people. She has held senior leadership positions in the not for profit sector for twenty years, some of which include: Assistant Director of Charterhouse – in – Southwark (A London based voluntary sector settlement, which supported the local community), Director of Corporate Services at ARP (A charity that supported people affected by drug and alcohol addiction). In 2014 she was named number five on the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power list of Game Changers in the UK. In the same year she was voted Britain’s Most Admired Charity Chief Executive at the Third Sector Awards.

John Nestor joined the Board of Trustees in July 2017. He is also Chair of the Investment Committee. John has had a career of over 25 years in Investment Management, latterly with UBS Global Asset Management as CEO, UK and Ireland. Since 2012, he has focussed on combining investment with governance. In 2008 he became a Pension Scheme Trustee, he also currently Chairs Prudential Corporate Pension Trustee Ltd and is an Independent Member on Prudential UK’s Independent Governance Committee. In addition John is; Chair of the MCC Staff Pension Scheme, a Non-Executive Director to LGPS Central Ltd. and an Advisor to Unmortgage Ltd. along with other Pension Scheme appointments as a Trustee.

Ian Wilson joined the Board of Trustees in early 2018 and is passionate about the employability of young people. Ian is the CEO of DHL Express UK & Ireland, the market leader in the international express industry. Ian oversees the strategic development of the DHL Express UK & Ireland operations, comprising over 4000 employees in 50 locations. He has over 20 years of experience with DHL Express, having held senior roles in multiple regions including the Middle East, Oceania, and Central and Eastern Europe.