TPN’s management team is long established, experienced and totally committed to the Membership and their customers.
Mark joined TPN in 2014 as the Commercial Director following 16 years as the Managing Director of a longstanding TPN Member company. Mark has extensive experience from an operational Depot perspective, and has a passion for service excellence and communication.
In January 2015 Mark became the Managing Director of TPN. With a keen interest in technology and systems, Mark has been responsible for leading the Network’s significant development and growth.
Mark joined TPN in 2008 as a Shift Manager and has progressed into his current role through understanding and working with the network. He has gained extensive experience within the distribution sector in a variety of positions within the industry.
Mark’s ethos of customer satisfaction first time drives him to oversee the network in order that customers receive a service level that is second to none.
Paul joined TPN in December 2008 as Financial Controller (FD Designate). He was appointed to the Board as Company Secretary in 2010 and more recently to the position of Finance Director. He has over 12 years experience within senior finance roles, predominately within distribution businesses in various sectors.
Paul is fully responsible for all aspects of TPN finance, interfacing with both TPN Members as well as external stakeholders.
Paul is committed to a philosophy of continual improvement to ensure TPN processes are as efficient as possible.
Director of IT
Robert joined TPN in 2012 as Lead Developer and was tasked with building TPN with an internal development function capable of delivering TPN with up to date systems that matched the company’s quality ethos. In 2014 he stepped up to Director of IT role to take responsibility for all aspects of IT within TPN including development.
Robert has over 15 years of IT experience working in many varied fields including telecommunications, construction, public sector and financial services. Robert’s ethos is to use and create technology that can help the business grow and provide an excellent service to its Members and customers.
Ian joined TPN in early 2014 to support the Network Development Team. With over 12 years’ experience in the pallet sector, Ian held key positions at a competitor pallet network, with the last seven years as General Manager of Network Operations.
Ian brings with him valuable knowledge and experience and shares the TPN ethos of best practise and most importantly, customer service. Ian’s knowledge and commitment will benefit the long term development of TPN and its members.
Human Resources Manager
Lynn joined TPN as HR Manager in 2007 bringing over 17 years’ experience of HR roles in various industries including distribution, retail, leisure and theatre. Lynn’s experience and knowledge helps drive TPN’s performance culture with a pragmatic HR strategy to support the continued growth of the business. With employee numbers tripling since Lynn joined TPN, the desire to create a great working environment continues at a pace!
Mark joined TPN in January 2017 as part of the Network Development Team. Having over 15 years’ experience within the logistics and IT industry, Mark’s held key operational and managerial positions with leading logistics providers and IT developers. Mark brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience and believes in the TPN ethos of quality first. As part of the Network Development team he looks forward to building long term relationships with members and recruiting new members who embrace the same values and principles of TPN.
Kevin joined TPN in 2015 to work as part of the Network Development Team. Having over 20 years’ experience within the logistics industry, Kevin’s wide skillset includes being a qualified C&E driver and holding a CPC.
Over the last 17 years he has held key operational and managerial positions with major road transport providers, managing their general haulage and pallet network operations.
Kevin brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience of palletised freight distribution, and believes in the TPN ethos of quality first. As part of the Network Development team he looks forward, not only to recruiting new Members but, more importantly, to supporting existing Members and their customers and the long-term relationships that are already in place.
General Manager Operations and Health and Safety Manager
With 18 years’ experience in the pallet sector, many of them in operations, Steve Underwood has both a practical and legislative understanding of health and safety in Hub operations. As part of TPN’s commitment to ensuring that all staff and visitors coming to our Hub can complete their daily business without risk to health or welfare, Steve will spend 2016 re-examining TPN’s policies and practices and will develop a progressive strategy for keeping TPN standards the best in the sector.