The Delivery Group (TDG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Owen as Group CEO. Mike takes over from Steve Stokes who will move into the position of Group Executive Chairman.
Mike joined TDG in 2011 as CFO and has overseen the Group’s growth from £33M turnover back in 2011 to over £250M today – achieved through several strategic acquisitions, investment rounds, business disposals and growth in new products in the domestic and international e-commerce sectors.
Mike led on the TDG sale of its portfolio company P2P Mailing Limited (P2P) to FedEx in 2018, and subsequently took up the position of Managing Director at P2P, overseeing the company’s integration into FedEx. The remaining TDG management team completed an MBO at this same time, and Mike re-joined the Group again in November 2019.
The Group has continued to grow, navigating, and adapting through the challenges caused by Covid and developing new global e-commerce and specialist mail delivery products and services. Mike takes over as CEO with the Group in a very strong position and with a clearly defined strategy and growth plan.
Mike comments: “Steve Stokes has built an industry-leading management team who, together, have developed a market-beating range of new services focused on quality and customer service. I have worked side-by-side with Steve over the past 13 months to ensure a smooth transition and it’s a great privilege to carry on the work that Steve has started.
“In terms of the immediate future, over the next 12 months, we will continue to capitalise on our recent acquisition of our international e-commerce platform, ETrak, in addition to further growing our market leading range of domestic e-commerce solutions. I am looking forward to working with this exceptional team to continue to drive the best service and solutions provision for customers old and new.”
Steve Stokes comments: “When Mike re-joined the Group in 2019 it was the final piece of the jigsaw, allowing our succession planning to commence. Mike has a vast amount of experience gained from his various roles across the Group and throughout his career. I am very proud of the team that I have built at TDG and the progress we have made to date, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Mike in expanding our service offering and delivering our strategy.”
In other senior-level changes, Paul Carvell moves to the position of Senior Non-Executive Director from his role as Chairman. Paul will continue to focus on the Group’s acquisition strategy in addition to providing advice to the board on industry and compliance matters. James Wilkins moves into the position of COO from his position as Group Operations and IT Director. James will focus on the continued rollout of IT-driven delivery solutions through our range of proprietary software in addition to looking at further investment in parcel automation.