Three new directors at leading Yorkshire logistics company

Neill & Brown Global Logistics has made the largest change to its board in four decades.

From left: CEO Peter Brown with Stuart Dean, Colin Moody, Carl Andrew, Dominic Yeardley and Paul Allon.

The well-known family business headquartered in Hessle near Hull, has appointed three new directors to help oversee its next phase of growth.

Long-term employee Stuart Dean has been made portable movements operations director. He joins the board along with newcomers Paul Allon, who has been appointed the company’s finance director and Dominic Yeardley, the new commercial director. All three are highly experienced in their fields. 

The trio join CEO Peter Brown, managing director Colin Moody and logistics director Carl Andrew. Finance director Ian Halder is retiring after 13 years with the company.

Peter Brown said he felt confident that they would all make a positive contribution to the next stage of Neill & Brown’s journey. “These senior appointments have been made as the initial stage of a broader succession strategy and we expect them to play a significant role in increasing our stronghold in the UK, European and worldwide logistics industry from our base in the Humber.

“We have seen consistent growth over the last 20 years while maintaining our family business philosophy, and we will always strive to hold on to this this for the benefit of customers.

“I would like to publicly thank Ian Halder for his hard work, commitment and sound advice, and wish him a very happy retirement.”

Stuart Dean has been with the company for 18 years as a manager in the Portable Movements Department and has a wealth of knowledge in European abnormal load distribution, such as the export of mobile buildings.

Dominic Yeardley has more than 30 years’ experience in UK & European logistics and has a solid all-round knowledge of the industry.

Paul Allon has more than 15 years’ experience across the manufacturing and construction sectors in which he has led mergers and acquisitions and helped transform companies’ IT and HR functions. He said: “I am very excited about working with the senior team at Neill & Brown. I want to build on its history and excellent reputation, which extends from the Humber across the globe, to enable further growth over the coming years.”

Neill & Brown started in Hull in 1917 and employs nearly 150 staff over its strategic Hull sites. It exports and imports goods by road, sea and air worldwide and has extensive warehousing capabilities. It has made continuous investments in its facilities, fleet and services.