Deb, who is currently Finance Director at the successful family-run logistics and warehousing company, Moran Logistics, will officially join the DB Cargo UK Board in January 2021.
She brings with her more than two decades of experience in managing finance, IT and procurement within the transport and logistics sector.
Prior to joining Moran Logistics, Deb was Finance Director at the Japanese-owned, UK-based logistics and freight-forwarding company, Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd.
Before that she fulfilled a number of senior management roles with the Japanese global freight operator, NYK Logistics, culminating in her appointment as UK Finance Director in 2008.
Announcing her appointment, DB Cargo UK’s new Chief Executive Andrea Rossi said:
“We are delighted that Deb has agreed to join us at such an important time for DB Cargo as we adapt to the financial and operational challenges caused by coronavirus and the associated economic downturn.
“During the pandemic we have demonstrated that DB Cargo is a resilient business. While it may have delayed our growth aspirations, the pandemic has not derailed them altogether and we continue to plan for the long-term and successful growth of our rail freight business here in the UK,” he added.
“I am confident that Deb has the necessary skills to help us do this, along with helping us to prepare for other industry challenges like digitalisation, decarbonisation and the development of our international traffic.”
Commenting on her appointment, Deb said:
“I am delighted to be joining DB Cargo UK at such an exciting time for the rail industry. Freight has been front and centre of the UK railway throughout the pandemic and I look forward to being part of future success with the business”.
The role of CFO at DB Cargo UK became vacant in September 2020 when Andrea Rossi was promoted to Chief Executive following the retirement of Hans-Georg Werner.
For further information, please contact DB Cargo UK’s Senior Communications Manager Richard Sears on 07716 691193 or by emailing Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Deb Hardy who has been appointed CFO at DB Cargo UK