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CEO of Collect+ confirmed as keynote speaker at SHD conference

CEO of Collect+ confirmed as keynote speaker at SHD conference

Professor Neil H. Ashworth, CEO of Collect+, has agreed to deliver the keynote address of the SHD Logistics Spring Conference on the 9th of March 2016 at The British Museum.

The SHD Logistics Spring Conference will showcase operational excellence – from award winning logistics experts – at one of London’s most iconic venues, The British Musuem. We're delighted to announce that Professor Neil H. Ashworth, CEO of Collect+, will deliver the keynote address – an insightful industry overview – ahead of an agenda of winning case studies on a range of topics.

Neil joined Collect+, the UK’s largest independent store based parcel network as CEO in early 2013. Before joining Collect+, Neil worked as a consultant and business advisor to several blue-chip UK retailers, following a period at Tesco, where he was as a leading member of the team that designed and launched the Tesco Direct business and was a member of the board.  

Prior to Tesco, Neil worked at Woolworths, Hallmark Cards and CWS. He has been at the forefront of digital developments in retail for over 15 years and has been described as an innovator in delivery solutions.

In 2011, Neil was appointed as chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s (CILT) having been on the board since 2007. Neil is also a director and trustee at PTRC Education & Research Services, a member of the Advisory Board at Transform Management Consultancy, and a member of the Advisory Board at Warwick University Professional and Executive Programme faculty and on the Retail Masters Programme at Cranfield University School of Management. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University, at Warwick University (WMG) and is Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School. Neil was voted to be one of the most influential people in logistics, voted to be part of The Logistics 100.

Neil holds the rank of Major in the British Army through the Engineering and Logistics Staff Corps where he is a member of an invited group of volunteer professionals who provide advice and guidance to all branches of the armed forces.

Neil will take to the stage of the Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Lecture Theatre, an elegant auditorium at The British Museum, a venue considered to be a beacon for learning which reflects the educational agenda of the day.

A full programme will be announced over the coming weeks.


Take advantage of the earlybird special: £245 + VAT (until the 1st of February 2016)   

Full price: £295 + VAT. To receive further information email [email protected]


SHD Logistics Spring Conference ▪ 9th March 2016 ▪ The British Museum ▪ 9.30am to 4.30pm

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