DPD UK appoints new CEO

Elaine Kerr has been appointed as CEO of delivery parcel company, DPD UK, effective 1 June 2021.

She will report to Yves Delmas, Chief Operating Officer DPDgroup Europe.

Kerr has worked for DPD for over 28 years, joining as a Sales Executive based in the North West, followed by roles of Customer Relationship Manager and Head of CRM before being promoted to the DPD UK senior management team in 2008 as Director of CRM. In 2020, Kerr became Executive Director, Sales, CRM & Customer Services.

“Elaine has had a tremendous career with DPD and has been instrumental in growing our customer portfolio to include some of the most prestigious brands and securing our continued growth, both domestically and internationally,” said Delmas.

“Her passion for ensuring that we put our customers at the heart of everything we do continually improves the customer experience and keeps us striving to deliver the next innovation.

“Elaine will now continue this success story in the role of CEO, building on the strengths of the senior management team to lead the business to a new chapter, and I wish her every success in her new role.”

DPD is a member of DPDgroup, one of Europe’s leading parcels groups, wholly owned by France’s La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe.

The company operates more than 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 300 million parcels a year.

In May, DPD Austria bolstered its network with a €20M investment.