Press Release


TPG appoints two new Board Members

Publish Date : 22 June 1999 at 08:54 CET - Ad Scheepbouwer, Chairman and CEO of TNT Post Group N.V. (TPG), today announced that the TPG Supervisory Board has made two new appointments to the TPG Board of Management. Mr. Alan Jones, 52, has been appointed Executive Vice President Express and Mr. Roberto Rossi, 55, has been appointed Executive Vice President Logistics.

“Both these managers have proven track records in their respective fields of Express and Logistics. In addition to the specialist expertise and management capabilities they bring to the Board, their international backgrounds broaden TPG's perspective on the global market,” said Scheepbouwer.

Jones will be responsible for all of TPG's Express activities, excluding Asia and Australia. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Jones most recently served as Managing Director of TPG's Express and Logistics operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He joined the company in July 1980 and held various management positions until his 1984 appointment as Managing Director. Under his leadership, the UK operation has become a leader in numerous sectors of the express delivery market and was recognised with many quality achievements, including the 1998 European Quality Award.

Rossi will be responsible for all TPG's Logistics activities, excluding Asia and Australia. Rossi, who was born and educated in Italy, most recently served as Managing Director of TPG's South Europe business unit, which includes the company's operations in Italy and Spain. He joined the company in September 1991 and held various management positions in its domestic express and logistics activities. In 1994, Rossi initiated development of strategic logistics activities in Southern Europe and has established TNT as a leader in the region's logistics market. The company now manages the receipt, warehousing, packaging and distribution for a number of leading automotive manufacturers in Italy and throughout the world.

In addition to these new appointees, the TPG Board of Management includes Ad Scheepbouwer, Chairman and CEO; Peter Bakker, Chief Financial Officer; Bert van Doorn, Executive Vice President Mail; and Carel Paauwe, Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development with an additional focus on and responsibility for the company's activities in Asia and Australia.

Jones and Rossi will assume their new roles as of 1 July and will hold office in TPG's head office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. These appointments are subject to compliance with statutory requirements.

Page publication date: 22 June 1999 at 08:54 CET