Smiths News appoints new Operations Director

Smiths News is delighted to announce that Lucy Robertson has been appointed as the company's new Operations Director.

Lucy is taking over from Phil Adams, who, after 43 years of exceptional service with the business, will be retiring at the end of this month (January 2022). 

Jon Bunting, Smiths News CEO, said: "I am very much looking forward to welcoming Lucy to Smiths News. 

"Lucy brings with her numerous skills and a great deal of experience, which will undoubtedly be a huge asset to both the business and our people. This will be fundamental to helping us achieve our business objectives and ensure the ongoing success of our Operations teams."

With a strong background in engineering and operations management, Lucy has enjoyed a career in various roles across the industrial sector. She has director level experience managing teams in warehousing, transport and business development, and comes with a proven track record of delivering results with the right approach to people and values. Lucy has experience in the petrochemical and retail sectors, having worked in senior operations roles at Argos and Amazon, including leading a national team of fast-paced, out-sourced warehouses and specialist customer fulfilment operations. 

More recently, Lucy spent two years with Yodel in a transformational role as Director of Sort and Transport, and latterly with McKesson as Vice President Operations, in a role that involved maintaining and improving the pharmaceutical distribution network.