Managing Director – Skills for Logistics

David Coombes

With well over three decades in the transport and logistics industry, David Coombes has amassed valuable experience. Initially dedicating two decades to the Third-Party Logistics sector, he excelled in managing large transport fleets and warehouse operations both in the UK and internationally, ultimately rising to the position of director within a global logistics organisation.

Adding to his professional portfolio, David has served as the Regional Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for over a decade. Furthermore, he holds the role of Chairman and co-founder of the Logistics Skills Network, a not-for-profit trade association launched in September 2020. This association is dedicated to representing the vocational training sector in transport and logistics, showcasing David’s ongoing commitment to shaping and enhancing the industry’s educational landscape.

With two grown up children he has more time on his hands to indulge his passion for travel, history and motorbikes.