City Logistics has announced the appointment of Ryan Gaines as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities on 1st May 2016, succeeding Richard Fisher, founder of City Logistics, who will continue as Executive Chairman.
Gaines has been part of the City Logistics team for 8 years, commencing as Financial Manager, before being promoted to Financial Director and then Managing Director. During that time he has directed considerable company growth while being responsible for much change and transition during challenging economic conditions.
Gaines – “I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this business. I have been part of the team to grow the business over the last 8 years and I am really positive about the opportunities in the period ahead. We have a very clear strategy to effectively serve our customers in innovative ways and a strong team in place to support the next phase of growth”.
Gaines is a MBA candidate with Henley UK and holds a qualification in Finance and Accounting from UCT. A family man with two sons and a passion for wildlife, cycling and running. Gaines previously held positions with CC Africa, ACM Lines and KPMG before discovering logistics, which drives him. “I love the multifaceted role logistics plays in the supply-chain. The intellectual challenge of solving problems for customers is very fulfilling.”
Fisher – “In the next five years we are going to see the most significant transformation in City’s history. We are very focused on providing value to our clients, while streamlining at every turn. Ryan delivers results and is a strong leader and I am confident that he will take City to new heights – exciting times lie ahead.”
About City Logistics – formerly known as City Couriers
City Logisitics, established in 1988, is a leading logistical company well known in the industry for its high levels of service and strong client partnerships, particularly in the retail sector, while continually driving value back to the client. There are currently 15 branches across South Africa and neighbouring countries, a staff compliment of 3500, a fleet of 900 units and turnover in excess of R 1 billion annually and several divisions – linehaul, distribution, e-commerce, courier, express and warehousing.
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