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Meet the team

 UK Management Board 

 

Frederic Petton | Chief Executive Officer

Frederic Petton joined La Poste in 1996.

He has held positions in Sales, Business Development, Strategy and Management in France, the USA and the UK, and is currently CEO of Asendia UK.

 “I really like the variety and complexity of tasks in my role as CEO of Asendia UK. I enjoy working with incredibly dedicated individuals across the board,” he says.

 As far as what he hopes to achieve as CEO, Frederic adds: “I am aiming to combine the best of four cultures – Swiss Post International, Pitney Bowes IMS UK, BTB Mailflight and La Poste UK – to ensure Asendia UK is recognised by our customers as being successful, innovative and quality-driven organisation.”

When he’s not working, Frederic likes to spend time with his family and friends.

And if Frederic could be mailed anywhere in the world? “Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America … especially if I can take my fly-fishing rod along!”

 

Karla Hanna | Commercial Director

Karla joined La Poste UK in 2003 and held various management positions with the business, spanning departments such as; commercial, customer services, IT, and Transverse Projects. Prior to this Karla had four years of industry experience from Hays DX International as a Customer Services Manager.

At the beginning of 2015 Karla completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) specialising in business and finance strategy and managing performance and change.

Karla says, "I have enjoyed overing the challenges we have faced so far surrouding the integration of Asendia UK and I feel we are stronger as a result of this. I now look forward to growing the business and our presence in the industry! I work with some of the best minds in the business and I am continually amazed at how hardworking and dedicated they can be. I have a great Commercial Team, and we work well with all areas of the business which makes coming to work a pleasure and not a chore."

Outside of work, the mother of twins enjoys; music, dining out and socialising with family and friends. 

And if Karla could be mailed anywhere in the world? "It would have to be to either New York or Cyprus. New York for the great nights out and the shopping, and Cyprus for the relaxation and the great family holidays I've enjoyed there."

 

 

Mick Odell | Wholesale and Airside Sales Director

Mick Odell started with BTB in 1989 and has been in freight forwarding and the express courier business for the majority of his career.

“I really enjoy the variety of the work I do, and the different challenges I face every day,” he says.

“I am hoping to be able to guide Asendia UK to a position where it offers an excellent range of competitively priced, related products, to mutually benefit both our customers and the company.”

When Mick has time off he enjoys playing golf and travelling. He also appreciates good food and wine.

And if Mick could be mailed anywhere in the world? “It would be Majorca – sun, sea and sangria!”

 

Tony Reilly | Chief Financial Officer

Tony Reilly is a Chartered Accountant, and before joining Asendia UK he held a variety of lead finance and business roles in the small to medium sized, hi-tech, start up space.

Tony says: “Asendia is a young company and we all have the chance to grow, shape and share, in its future. I see my role as helping to ensure the finance function is demonstrably value added, and that it delivers a first class service to all of its customers.

When Tony is not working he likes to keep fit, socialise and spend time with his family in Bedfordshire. 

If Tony could be mailed anywhere in the world? "My destination of choice would have to be any of the Balearic islands."

 

 

Lloyd Webber | Sales & Marketing Director

Lloyd Webber joined La Poste in 2003.

His previous industry experience includes three years with Hays DX International.

Lloyd says:  “I work with some incredible people across the business and enjoy the ‘can do’ mentality and teamwork ethos evident every single day.  It's infectious and a joy!”

As far as his hopes in his current role, he says: “I want to be instrumental in helping Asendia achieve its key strategic goals … growth.”

A keen Aston Villa fan, Lloyd also loves music and dining out (especially Italian food) with family and friends.

And if Lloyd could be mailed anywhere in the world? “Right now the Philippines, to help those poor people (in the wake of the 2013 typhoon).  Otherwise, mail me to Jamaica – it’s about time I visited the birthplace of my parents.”

 

Clare Wheeler | HR Director

Clare Wheeler has been with Swiss Post International UK since 2007, firstly as HR Manager and currently as HR Director of Asendia UK. Previously, Clare spent 11 years with an international courier and airfreight company.

Says Clare: “I enjoy the variety and challenges of HR – people are complex, no two days are ever the same. HR touches all parts of the business.”

Her objective is to ensure Asendia UK engages employees to perform to the best of their ability. “By introducing new and innovative ideas, we will strive to be known as a progressive organisation,” she says.

Outside work, the mother of two grown-up sons loves cooking and entertaining, making celebration cakes and – sometimes – going to the gym.

And if Clare could be mailed anywhere in the world? “Somewhere warm and sunny with good wine, good food and good company. I could not choose one place, as variety is the spice of life!”

 

Luis Barros | Production Director

Luis started working in the postal and parcel industry in 2001, after completing a business management degree in Lisbon. Starting out in marketing and commercial, Luis has held management positions in production/operations team since 2003. In this time he has worked in Portugal, Belgium and the UK.

Luis says,” Asendia UK combines a great deal of experience, with the constant desire to improve and innovate. This makes it a wonderful environment to work in. The production team is a true reflection of this, consisting of individuals who challenge themselves, positively, to achieve more and more every day.”

When he’s not working, Luis enjoys spending time with his young daughters, playing the guitar, cooking for family and friends, and of course travelling! Luis equally enjoys holidays that involves beach towels or snowboards, finding the experience and the company the most important aspect of any travel.

If Luis could be mailed anywhere in the world? With the spirit of a true adventurer, Luis says, “It’s a tough one, and hard to pick just one place with such a big world to explore. Send me somewhere I haven’t been, maybe starting with South America.”

 

Mike Doyle | IT Director

Mike joined Asendia UK in January 2016. In a career spanning more than 30 years he has held senior management positions responsible for IT service delivery, infrastructure, systems and product development as well as spending 5 years as an independent IT consultant helping organisations shape and implement change.

Mike says “Asendia is a young and dynamic company, full of dedicated people, which has a clear vision to make cross border commerce easy and reliable – worldwide. My objectives are to ensure that IT supports this vision, enables the day to day business and innovates for the future success of Asendia and its customers.”

When he’s not working, Mike likes to spend time with his family and friends, travelling, and playing the occasional game of golf.

And if Mike could be mailed anywhere in the world ? “The snow covered mountains of Austria, with a set of skis and a Glühwein”

 

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