Toll restructures logistics business

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Australian logistics company Toll Group is restructuring its business with the creation of three new divisions: Global Express; Domestic Forwarding and Specialised & Domestic Freight.

The company has reshuffled its senior management team to lead the new divisions.

Chief operating officer John Ludeke is to retire from Toll at the end of the current financial year. Until then, he will assist with integrating of the Footwork business in Japan, and the development of potential M&A opportunities.

Shane O’Neill will head up the new Global Express division as divisional director.

This division will combine the express businesses of Toll IPEC, Toll Priority and Toll Fast, along with Toll Personnel and Toll Stream Solutions. 

O’Neill has spent the last seven years as group financial controller in Australia and New Zealand.

The Domestic Forwarding division will group the Toll SPD, Toll QRX, Toll Shipping, Toll Tasmania, Toll Edwards and Toll New Zealand businesses together and will be managed by Paul Ebsworth, divisional director domestic forwarding.

Ebsworth has spent five years as the head of SPD and prior to that managed Edwards/Toll Tasmania.

The Specialised & Domestic Freight division will bring together Toll Express, Toll Linehaul, Westrans, NQX, Perkins, Toll Liquids, Toll Fleet, Toll Chemicals and Toll Transitions businesses. Mal Grimmond will lead the new group as divisional director, Specialised & Domestic Freight.

Grimmond’s last role was Toll’s acting chief financial officer. He also spent three years as chief information officer and director for Toll.

The changes will take effect on 1st January 2010.

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