Metro has evolved continuously over the last four decades and Dave’s journey with us over the last two and a half, mirrors many of Metro’s evolutions, developments and innovations.
Dave’s professional life began on the carrier side, with a container shipping line in Liverpool and Birmingham, building invaluable experience and knowledge of shipping line operational and financial management.
Joining Metro in 1996, Dave’s unique insights into shipping line functioning was invaluable in refining the business’ Far East Sea freight operations and commercial agreements.
‘Sharing the knowledge’ saw Dave take on an internal training role which, by popular request, evolved into external training of customers.
Dave’s training skills were put to use again, in the future, when he spent five weeks training new ‘Back Office’ colleagues at our first BPO operation established in Malaysia, before aiding the successful roll out of the initiative.
Spells away from Metro HQ, has been a feature for Dave, with customer secondments in the UK and Europe often lasting several months, as customers become reluctant to let their latest ‘shipping resource’ leave. One Christmas assignment for Dave didn’t end until the following August.
Outsourcing is one of Metro’s four key service pillars – together with forwarding, supply chain and technology – and Dave is a critical member of the team that deliver this highly specialised solution, to some of our biggest and most important manufacturers and exporters.
Having recently led sea freight exports for one of our VIP accounts. Dave is now managing complex export and cross-trade supply chains for an entire OEM manufacturing base.
In addition to sharing his prodigious knowledge, Dave finds time to share his voice, as a choir member, musical cast member and in church celebrations.