Carl Kent, GB Railfreight’s (GBRf) current Head of Strategy and Innovation has been appointed Head of Market Development and will assume his new role and responsibilities from 17 June 2019.
Kent has worked within the business for five years. He has been highly influential in the successful implementation and delivery of many major contracts in what has been a period of significant growth for the company. The Business Implementation team, led by Kent, have delivered a range of new rail freight business in intermodal, international, bulk, energy, infrastructure and rail services markets. In addition, Kent has played a key role in lobbying industry groups during the Periodic Review 2018 (PR18) and the ongoing Williams Rail Review.
Kent said of his promotion:
“Working at GBRf has been challenging and exciting, in equal measure. The culture of the business is something that I deeply buy into and try to instil in those around me. I look forward to bringing my skills in developing solutions to deliver new business volumes in line with the development of new market opportunities for GBRf to successfully exploit.”
Lee Armstrong, Commercial Director of GB Railfreight, stated:
“I am thrilled that Carl is the new Head Market Development, he has worked successfully with the Commercial Team and the Market Development Team for several years, he has a fantastic understanding of GB Railfreight and our customers’ requirements, consistently influential in developing business solutions, these skills complement his new role."
The role’s current holder, Jonathan Bailey, leaves the business after two years in post. He goes to DFDS Seaways, where he will be Shipping Logistics Director.
GBRf would like to thank Jonathan for the excellent work he has done in bringing new contracts into the business, particularly in expanding the company’s operations throughout Europe and developing strategies to work more effectively within the supply chain. Lee Armstrong added:
“Over the last few years with GB Railfreight, Jonathan has been instrumental in helping deliver GB Railfreight’s growth, I would like to congratulate him for his new Director role with DFDS and thank him for the success he helped bring to GB Railfreight.”