Cole appointed new Sadleirs CEO

Experienced executive was most recently Armaguard COO

Cole appointed new Sadleirs CEO
David Cole


Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group (LSSG) has appointed David Cole as its new CEO.

Cole has been in executive roles for more than 20 years, most recently as COO for Linfox subsidiary Armaguard.

He has also previously been GM at Rand National Transport and AHG Refrigerated, and a national sales manager at BGC Blokpave.

 "I have enjoyed working with David Cole previously during his tenure at AHG Refrigerated," LSSG chair Michael Smith says.

"He was instrumental in redefining the strategic direction of the business by bringing together market-leading companies in Scott’s, Rand, Harris and JAT to form one single business, which in turn saw growth in revenue from $140m to $680m.

"In this role, David was accountable for over 2,100 employees and a fleet of approximately 1,000 prime movers.

"David is an exceptional leader with a proven ability to create sustainability and growth within the logistics sector.

"He is driven by commercially competitive businesses and is a strategic innovator, building teams to inspire others through collaboration, operational effectiveness and customer centricity."

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Cole steps in for outgoing CEO Ian Kent, who was in the role since late 2015 and was thanked for his service by Smith.

"We are in good shape because of Ian, and with the addition of David to our leadership team, we can now build on that momentum, realising our capabilities in the market by delivering long term growth and value to our customers."

Cole’s tenure begins on August 12.


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