SCALA Debate 2018 – Speakers

Gavin Chappell
Supply Chain Director at Dunelm Group

Prior to joining Dunelm, Gavin worked for several companies including Accenture, where he worked on a variety of UK and European retailers and left as a partner in the Global supply chain practice in 2003. Gavin Joined Boots, as Supply Chain Director, and led one of the UK's biggest transformation programmes before moving to ASDA, ultimately as Vice President-e-Commerce.

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Stephen Watson
Director of Product at Microlise Telematics

Stephen is responsible for the multi-million GBP annual revenue SAAS portfolio of hardware and software products and their roadmaps that Microlise offers to its global sales channels, earning them their place as one of the largest names in the telematics sector, as well as one of the most innovative. He has an extensive background in aviation and fleet software.

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Clare Bottle
Associate Warehousing Director Coca-Cola European Partners

With an extensive background in logistics and supply chain management, Clare has held a variety of senior positions during her career. In her current role as associate warehousing director at Coca-Cola European Partners, she is responsible for distribution operations at Milton Keynes, Morpeth, Northampton and 3PL sites in Wakefield and Dagenham.

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Paul Durkin
Director of Home and eFulfilment at Wincanton

As Director of Home and eFulfilment at Wincanton, Paul lends a 3PL perspective to the event. Having been in charge of defining strategic plans within the company and leading profitable growth since 2007, Paul brings a wealth of experience to the table, and is well renowned within the sector for his impressive achievements with a number of large logistics companies.

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Darren Jones
Head of Logistics Strategy at Sainsbury's

Darren has a considerable background in the FMCG and Grocery industry, as well as e-commerce, and has headed up Logistics Strategy and Development at Sainsbury’s for almost 10 years. Over this time, he has optimized the E2E cost of trading, supply chain and logistics to deliver the overall lowest cost to serve for the supermarket giant.

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Leo Shen
Consultant Director at SCALA CHINA

Leo has worked with some of the largest logistics companies in the world, including FedEx, DHL, DSV, and Caterpillar Logistics. He has nearly 20 years experience in the logistics and supply chain management sector, and has supported multiple projects from Regional Logistics through to international transportation and container management.   

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