Leigh Pomlett, Ceva’s executive vice president for the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, has been appointed Stobart professor of logistics at the University of Cumbria.
The university awards the title of “visiting professor” to practitioners or academics to recognise the exceptional contribution they have made to their discipline. As visiting professor in logistics and supply chain management, Pomlett will help the course team develop the university’s logistics courses and build links with businesses across many sectors.
Leigh Pomlett and Andrew Tinkler.
Pomlett joined Ceva in July last year and before that he was chief executive of DHL Supply Chain Mainland Europe. He said: “I look forward to working with the logistics course team at the University of Cumbria and helping to build partnerships with industry to benefit both the university and the student experience.”
The post will be funded by Stobart Group which has been involved in the development of the university’s logistics activities since their inception. Andrew Tinkler, chief executive of Stobart Group said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Stobart Group to work with Leigh to help deliver the next generation of young people for our industry. We are passionate about what we do and the breadth of opportunities that this industry offers both young men and young women in creating sustainable jobs in Cumbria and beyond.”