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Shippit bolsters leadership team to set sights on growth

Shippit is increasing its capabilities after two new appointments to its leadership team

Australian logistics technology platform Shippit has announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointments of new chief marketing officers and chief product officers.

Shippit says Brett Chester is its new chief marketing officer while Inga Latham has been hired as the new chief product officer to help the start-up accelerate its future in the retail, logistics and ecommerce space.

Founded by William On and Rob Hango-Zada, Shippit has grown exponentially since its inception in 2014 and the team has almost doubled over the past two years with more than 250 staff across Australia and Singapore.

David Gordon, an experienced retail industry leader, was appointed Chairman of the Board in November 2021 with a mission to help Shippit expand globally, enhance its already industry-leading platform and attract and invest in world-class talent and leadership. 

“I first met Will and Rob three years ago and was instantly taken by them and the culture they had built. A welcoming environment and empowering culture is non-negotiable, but the opportunity and timing were difficult to ignore, too. I love this stage of a business; collaboration is high, people are excited and engaged and processes are being reinvented at scale in front of our eyes,” Latham says.

Chester, who arrives at Shippit in the wake of a landmark rebrand, says: “I’m generally satisfied with most website experiences, but I struggle daily with poor delivery experiences. Based on that personal mission, and my background in retail, and experience growing fast scaling SaaS companies in Silicon Valley, it was a no brainer to join Shippit.

 New chief marketing officer Brett Chester

“Shippit is uniquely positioned to help both merchants and carriers realise their aspirations to get packages into consumers hands as efficiently as possible.”

Shippit has experienced exponential growth over the past 12 months. It completed the acquisition of leading Australian last mile technology firm, Premonition, in February, launched a new brand in March, partnered with Uber to launch on-demand delivery for retailers, raised $50m of capital in May and in October acquired Southeast Asian start-up, Luwjistik, to springboard its APAC expansion. 

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