Neil Bowker appointed chairman of UKWA Management Board

Jun 24 | 2021

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Neil Bowker, Commercial Director of Bowker Group, as its new Management Board Chair. He will take over from current Chair, Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd.

Neil BowkerCommenting on Neil’s appointment Nicola said, “I am delighted to hand over responsibility for this important industry role to Neil Bowker, who has been a great support to me as vice chair. He has been a proactive and valued member of the UKWA Management Board for some years and I know he will continue to make valued continued contribution in his new role.”

Neil added, “I am deeply honoured to have been appointed as the chair of the UK Warehousing Association. The UKWA is uniquely positioned to help its 800+ members and, along with our new CEO Clare, I look forward to implementing an ambitious strategy during this critical period for warehouse providers, both large and small.”

Neil is third generation within Bowker Group, a major transport and warehousing provider and one of the longest serving members of the Association.

UKWA has also announced the appointment of Clare Bottle as the new CEO, replacing previous incumbent Peter Ward, who announced his intention to step down earlier this month.

Photo: Neil Bowker