XPO Logistics hires head of HR for UK and Ireland

XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, has announced that it has appointed Lynn Brown as its new head of human resources for its UK and Ireland team as of this month (November).

As well as leading the company’s HR organisation across the two countries, Brown will report to Valerie Chaut, head of human resources for Europe, and Dan Myers, managing director for the UK and Ireland.

According to the business, she has more than 15 years of experience in HR leadership and holds a degree in business studies from Glasgow Caledonian University, as well as professional qualifications.

Prior to joining XPO, she served in senior roles with Gist for nearly a decade, most recently as HR director focusing on talent acquisition and development, cultural change and business transformation for seven years and HR operations director focusing on leadership development, industrial relations and talent retention for two years.

At Gist, she was a board member responsible for providing HR leadership to the board and across the business through an international team of 60 HR professionals covering UK and Ireland, continental Europe and USA. She devised and delivered a strategic people plan, as well as partnering with senior management teams on programmes of change and complex people challenges.

Myers said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Lynn to XPO, where her extensive experience in the supply chain industry will help us attract and retain the best talent. Lynn will support our people in achieving their full potential as we continue to grow the business.”

XPO provides technology-enabled freight transportation solutions for customers across a range of supply chains in Europe, including food and beverage, e-commerce, industrial and consumer goods, as well as the Tour de France and other events. In 2021, XPO was named one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune magazine for the fourth consecutive year.