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Perry Watts joined the Board of DHL UK Foundation in 2017 and became Chairman in 2018. 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. With a career spanning almost 40 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 goals.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Fuller joined the board of trustees in early 2018 and is very pleased to be part of the Foundation set up and hoping to make a real contribution. Peter is CEO of DHL Parcel UK which is the business that has emerged from the acquisition of UK Mail by DPDHL in December 2016. DHL Parcel employ 3000 people and a further 2000 self-employed drivers in the UK across 50 operational sites. DHL Parcel offer domestic and international parcel services as well as down-stream access mail. Peter joined UK Mail in April 2016, prior to that he worked for Royal Mail for 20 years in their Parcelforce Worldwide division.

Lindsay Bridges has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and is currently the SVP HR of DHL Supply Chain’s UK and Ireland business. Lindsay brings a strong people focused approach and the ability to leverage the DHL organisation to ensure we maximise opportunities for employee volunteering to support the Foundation’s aims.  In Lindsay’s early career she worked for Ocean Youth Trust, a sail training charity supporting the development of young people through adventure at sea and consequently she has a hands on knowledge of the type of work the Foundation supports. Lindsay was also a Trustee of the Bonn International School for a 3 year term and has significant volunteering experience with the Association of Girl Guide and Scouts.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Calvert-Neil-2-Resized-2.jpg Neil Calvert joined the Board of Trustees in 2019. He has worked in a wide range of roles across the education sector for the last 25 years, including as a secondary headteacher and currently as CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust which works extensively with disadvantaged communities. He is also the Vice Chair of Governing Council, and Chair of the Remuneration and Student Affairs Committees, at the University of Derby, an institution which has risen rapidly into the top 30 of national league tables over recent years with a strong reputation for widening participation. Neil is a member of the Derbyshire Pension Board, and as a former director of two educational charities he has worked on a number of national initiatives, including giving evidence in Parliament to a Select Committee inquiry into school governance.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Michael-Young-002.jpg Michael Young joined the DHL UK Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2019. Michael has been with DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) for more than 25 years, having joined the UK business as a graduate trainee. Since then, Michael has held senior regional and global roles, including Global Head of Marketing and Sales for DGF, before becoming CEO of DGF’s UK & Ireland sub region in 2017.

Having started out as a graduate himself, and witnessing first-hand through DGF UK’s apprenticeship and graduate programmes the positive impact that a solid foundation can provide for a young person’s future, Michael is keen to champion the work of the Foundation and to encourage the 1,500 employees across DGF UK & Ireland to become more actively involved in the Foundation’s projects.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Photo-Neha-Mahendru-2-681x1024.jpgNeha Mahendru joined the DHL UK Foundation board in January 2020. Neha has over fifteen years of experience across the charitable and private sector. She is currently a Director at Impetus where over the last eight years, she has supported charities deliver sustainable impact and scale. Prior to this, she was a management consultant helping health care organisations improve through analytical insight, building collaborative networks and influencing key stakeholders across diverse systems in multiple geographies.  

Kate Butchart, Head of Corporate Citizenship, EMEA, Credit Suisse joined the DHL UK Foundation board in January 2020.  Kate is a Director of Credit Suisse based in London.  She is responsible for leading Credit Suisse’s regional EMEA Corporate Citizenship programme, including charitable grant making and employee engagement activities. She works closely with senior management developing overall strategic priorities, manages the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation and overseas the Bank’s relationships with key charity partners. In addition to being a trustee of the DHL UK Foundation, Kate is a school governor and a volunteer netball coach.