Toll taps former Linfox exec for senior role

Stokes brings logistics, mining and tech consultancy experience with him

Toll taps former Linfox exec for senior role
Peter Stokes has senior transport experience


Toll has lured experienced senior executive Peter Stokes to the role of group operational services president.

Based in Melbourne, Stokes will now lead a centralised network of operational functions to service Toll’s three divisions in express networks, contract logistics and global forwarding, from tomorrow.

He brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in logistics and mining operations, with previous top roles at Barminco, Linfox and Accenture, plus global experience having worked in markets across Africa, Asia, Australia, the UK and the US. 

The one-time Linfox chief operating officer covered the fast moving consumer goods, resources and industrial, and retail business units in that company.

He was responsible for all aspects of the company’s operational activities of the business units including safety outcomes, customer development and management, operations and profitability across the Asia Pacific client base.

Toll MD Michael Byrne, also a Linfox alumni, notes Stokes joins Toll "at an important period, as the business builds a world-class logistics operations capability".

"Mr Stokes brings a wealth of senior leadership experience, with a strong focus on safety and operational excellence," Byrne says.

"He will play a key role in delivering the next generation of Toll’s operational capability so we can support our customers and drive significant improvements in safety and productivity."

Created in July 2017, Toll’s group operational services arm covers linehaul, equipment, labour resourcing, property and procurement.

Its formation aims to drive significant improvements to safety, operating efficiency and procurement outcomes through "standardisation of process and removal of duplication". 


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