Meet the Speakers
Managing Director Westcoast
Alex has been in the UK IT Distribution channel for over 20 years. With a degree from Durham University in Zoology, Alex qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1987. Alex joined newly listed Ideal Hardware in 1995 and served time as Head of the Ideal Institute (training), Head of European Sales, Commercial Director and UK Managing Director before joining Westcoast as Sales & Marketing Director in 2008. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2014.
Logistics and Operations Director Westcoast
Andy has worked at Westcoast for over 17 years. He was previously Operations Director at Action Computer Supplies and Logistics Director at Insight. Westcoast distributes IT products such as PCs, notebooks, software and printers from firms including Apple, Lenovo and Microsoft. It has more than 14,000 customers across the UK and Europe including retailers, dealers and resellers.
Chris succeed the legendary Malory Davies as Editor of Logistics Manager in September 2019. He is the host of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards and the Logistics Manager and IntraLogisteX Connected webinars. Day-to-day Chris writes about all things supply chain; materials handling and industrial property and is curator of the annual LM Top 50 Service Providers. He has worked as a business journalist since 2002 and his career as a logistics journalist started in 2008