UK perishable logistics specialist PML says it is poised for global growth under new financial direction

PML’s new finance director Iain Bruce

PML’s new finance director Iain Bruce

UK perishable logistics and supply-chain-solutions provider PML today (5 August) announced the appointment of new finance director Iain Bruce to help steer the company towards global expansion.

Bruce joins the business after working in senior financial positions for several large corporations, including McLaren, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo, PML said.

While not from a traditional logistics background, Bruce has prior direct experience of the day-to-day challenges of a major distribution centre having previously worked at PepsiCo’s Southern Distribution Centre, the logistics firm said in a statement.

Commenting on his new position, Bruce said: “PML represents a really exciting proposition. The business has not only ridden out the challenges associated with Covid and Brexit, but has thrived under the entrepreneurial vision of the current senior management team.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experience and expertise to help expand operations geographically and introduce PML to new global markets, while also identifying the appropriate strategies to enable ongoing and sustainable growth.”

PML is recognised as a ”powerful player in its field” and has worked hard to future-proof the company in terms of its pioneering approach to technology and innovation, he added.

“My challenge is to replicate this type of forward-thinking to establish an even stronger and more robust financial backbone that is ready to support the business as it continues to evolve.”

Bruce will be primarily based at PML’s Heathrow headquarters but will regularly spend time at the company’s state-of-the-art Kent transport and logistics hub, which officially opened in early 2022.