Leadership team

leadership team

Judgement, expertise and experience

Throughout our history, DX has benefited from outstanding leadership. This continues today at Board, Senior Management and Republic of Ireland Executive levels, with a motivated and committed team leading the company forward.

Board of Directors

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Ron Series

Non-executive Chairman

On 19 October 2017 Ron joined DX as Executive Chairman. He has previously held executive and non-executive positions with a number of companies with international operations in transport, logistics, shipping, real estate and information technology. Included among them are Tuffnells Parcels Express Limited where he was chairman during its turnaround in 2002 to 2005. Ron is currently chairman of Braemar Shipping Services plc.

Lloyd Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October 2017 Lloyd joined DX as Chief Executive Officer; he joined the Board on 19 October 2017. Lloyd has been in transport for 45 years. In 1985, he joined Russell Black as a founding member of Nightfreight. In 2002, he joined Tuffnells, and he became Managing Director in 2003 and CEO in 2005. He led the company during its turnaround leading to its sale for £135 million in 2015.

 
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David Mulligan

Chief Financial Officer
 

David has over 20 years of experience in senior financial positions in a number of listed companies, and joined DX in April 2018. He was most recently CFO at Hornby plc, where he was involved in delivering the restructuring and turnaround of the business. The major part of his career was at Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, which he joined in 1997. He became CFO in 2004, a position he held until his departure in 2013. David qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1995.

Paul Goodson

Non-executive Director

On 19 October 2017 Paul joined DX as a Non-executive Director. He was previously executive chairman of Great Bear Distribution, a leading independent third party logistics business, which he successfully sold to Culina to create a £400 million group. Paul spent 13 years with Barclays Private Equity.

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Russell Black

Non-executive Director

On 19 October 2017 Russell joined DX as a Non-executive Director. He has over 40 years of experience in the transport industry and was founder and CEO of Nightfreight from 1984 to 2002, during which time it was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Ian Gray

Non-executive Director

Ian joined DX as a Non-executive Director as of 1 July 2017. Over the past 30 years, He has been advising companies on business transformation and strategy development and has provided high-level counsel to UK companies across a range of industry sectors, including distribution, retail, manufacturing and pharmacies. He is currently a non-executive director at Clancy Group Holdings Limited, one of the largest privately owned construction businesses in the UK.

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Senior Management team

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Lloyd Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October 2017 Lloyd joined DX as Chief Executive Officer; he joined the Board on 19 October 2017. Lloyd has been in transport for 45 years. In 1985, he joined Russell Black as a founding member of Nightfreight. In 2002, he joined Tuffnells, and he became Managing Director in 2003 and CEO in 2005. He led the company during its turnaround leading to its sale for £135 million in 2015.

David Mulligan

Chief Financial Officer

David has over 20 years of experience in senior financial positions in a number of listed companies, and joined DX in April 2018. He was most recently CFO at Hornby plc, where he was involved in delivering the restructuring and turnaround of the business. The major part of his career was at Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, which he joined in 1997. He became CFO in 2004, a position he held until his departure in 2013. David qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1995.

 
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Paul Ibbetson

Managing Director – DX Freight

Paul Ibbetson has 32 years' experience in the transportation industry.

He joined DX Freight in November 2017. Previously he was Operations Director of Tuffnells Parcel Express and has also held  senior operational and commercial roles at both Target Express and Business Post.

Martin Illidge

Managing Director – DX Express

With over 30 years’ experience in the Express parcel industry, Martin started his career at Target Express in 1990 subsequently gaining extensive experience in senior management roles across the UK. Following the sale of Target Express to Rentokil Initial Plc in 2006, he spent time in regional leadership roles within City Link before joining DX in January 2011.

Martin joined the DX team as Regional Director and during his 10 years with the business spent two years in the role of Operations Director for DX Express where he was responsible for the delivery of business strategy, objectives and performance. In April 2018 Martin became the Managing Director of DX Express.

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Kerensa Leatherland

Personnel Director

Kerensa has a HR career spanning 25 years and joined DX in January 2016 as Head of HR Services before moving to the Personnel Director role in April 2018.

Kerensa has held senior HR positions with Pepsico, Dixons Stores Group, Marks & Spencer, Astra Zeneca and, prior to joining DX, was HR Director for ResourceBank Recruitment.

Kerensa is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has led generalist and specialist HR functions across UK and Global blue chip companies.  She completed her Masters in Strategic Human Resources Management at Nottingham Trent University in 2008. Kerensa is currently responsible for shaping the Strategic & Operational People agenda for the DX Group.

Michael Sherry

IT Director

Michael Sherry leads IT for the group, with overall responsibility for IT Services, Solutions Development, BI and Information Security.

His IT career spans 31 years, working in all key IT disciplines, he has worked in the Freight and Parcels sector since the age of 19.

Mike began his DX journey as Director of IT for DX Freight in 2012 before joining the Operating Board as IT Director in November 2017 with a focus on strategic development of our systems delivered through agile principles, to maintain pace in the fast moving sector.

Mike and the team are currently working on a full pipeline of product and capability enhancements, as well as innovations across all aspects of the DX Group.

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Lloyd Dunn Junior

Sales Director – DX Freight

Lloyd Dunn (Jnr) has over 14 years' experience in the Freight & Parcel sector.

Prior to joining DX in April 2016, Lloyd Jnr held various management positions at Tuffnells Parcels Express, from Sales Manager to General Manager and latterly Regional Sales Manager.

Arriving at DX as Regional Sales Director, Lloyd went on to become Commercial Director in December 2017, prior to his appointment as Sales Director in September 2019.

Tony Kells

Sales Director – DX Express

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the parcel industry. He spent 16 years at DHL Express in senior commercial and general management roles, successfully leading a number of national and regional sales teams. Tony was also responsible for the commercial launch of DHL@Home.

Tony has also held roles as Business Development Director at City Link and Sales and Marketing Director at Inpost.

He joined DX in September 2019 as Sales Director for Express. Based at our Nuneaton hub, Tony is responsible for account management, commercial strategy, new business and customer services.

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Russell Deards

Head of Legal and Company Secretary

Russell Deards qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and since 2004 has held various senior positions in industry as Head of Legal, General Counsel and Company Secretary.

He was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Henry Boot PLC, from 2013 to 2018 and joined DX in March 2020 from the plumbing and heading division of Travis Perkins Plc. He was previously at David Wilson Homes and Barratt Developments PLC.

Irish Executive team

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Kevin Galligan

Director of Document Exchange UK and DX Ireland

Having worked in television and media for 10 years, Kevin left Windmill Lane to join DX. Since 2001 Kevin has lead the team at DX Ireland and during this period there has been strong EBITDA and revenue growth. In 2018, Kevin was appointed Director of Document Exchange UK with P&L responsibility for the DX Exchange business unit in the UK. His time is split between the two business with strong management teams in both Ireland and the UK.

Kevin has a primary degree in Marketing and an MBS in International Marketing. More recently, Kevin undertook an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

John Boyle

Operations Manager

John joined DX Ireland in June 2013 as General Manager. He has a CPC in National Road Haulage and brings with him almost 20 years' experience in the Irish Transport Industry having previously worked for Business Post (now UK Mail) Target Express Ireland and more recently Nightline.

 
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Philip Honer

Financial Controller

Philip joined DX in April 2008 as Financial Controller and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having qualified in 1991. Prior to joining DX, Philip was Financial Director with PI Pneumatics Ltd. Philip worked with PI Pneumatics for 20 years having started as an accounting technician and he was part of the Senior Management Team for over 15 years.

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