Skills for Logistics has appointed Dr Mick Jackson as chief executive officer.
Jackson was named as interim CEO in May this year following the departure of Ian Hetherington who took early retirement to pursue other interests.
Andrew Callaghan, chairman of the Sector Skills Council for freight logistics industries, said: “We are delighted that Mick has accepted the position of CEO. His expertise in the logistics sector, combined with his work with employers and understanding of their skills needs makes him the ideal person to take the SSC forward.”
Jackson initially joined SfL in June 2004 as director of skills development, but began his career in NFC/Exel Logistics, holding a number of roles over a 14 year period, before working within the removals industry at Allied Pickfords.
Following a stint as an independent logistics consultant working on restructuring the transport system in the five central Asian republics and for the International Road Transport Union in Geneva, he spent seven years as head of logistics at the FTA.
Jackson said: “I am excited about the opportunity to continue to drive forward the learning and skills development of the logistics sector. My appointment to the post of CEO will allow me to focus on engaging more employers to work alongside SfL as we head towards relicensing in 2009 and beyond. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead of me.”