Key Personnel

As a specialist consultancy we are unique in the fact that all personnel have practical as well as theoretical experience in the logistics sector. In addition to this highly experienced team we employ associates who are experts in their respective fields. These include consultants from within the vertical sectors as well as logistics practitioners. This combination provides us with a reservoir of knowledge that allows us to immediately tackle ad hoc projects without having to waste time trying to understand the basic tenets of the subject matter that other non-specialist consultants would need to.

Chief Executive Officer: John Manners-Bell

John Manners-Bell, Honorary Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, started his working life as an operations manager in a freight forwarding and road haulage company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as European marketing manager for UPS Supply Chain Solutions working at locations across Europe including France, Netherlands and Germany. He holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and is an Associate of King's College London. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum. John has travelled widely, undertaking research and speaking at conferences in countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan as well as in the Middle East, USA and extensively throughout Europe. He is regularly quoted in the international and trade media as well as on radio and television.


Head of Consultancy: Joel Ray

Joel's career has been dedicated to strategic consultancy and corporate development in the logistics industry, including a period as strategic manager with a European Post Office. Joel has particular expertise in distribution property, express logistics and assisting different vertical sectors in developing their logistics strategies. He has undertaken extensive travel and research in the Middle East, India and Asia.


Commercial Director: Sarah Smith

Sarah is has an extensive background in sales and marketing with over 14 years experience. Sarah joined Ti in 2006 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company and oversees all aspects of sales, marketing and events.



Consultant: Ken Lyon

Ken Lyon has been working at the intersection of Logistics and technology for several decades. He has a particular interest in the use of technology for supply chain collaboration and innovation. Ken is the MD of Virtual Partners, a CILT Fellow and a key member of Ti's advisory board.



Analyst: Thomas Cullen

Thomas is a widely respected writer and has been analyzing the global logistics market for over 15 years. He has edited a number of international publications and written for most of the leading trade publications in Europe. He has written several in-depth reports on a variety of subjects including Automotive and Chemical logistics.



Head of Research: Lilith Gardiner

After graduating from the University of the West of England with a 2:1 in English Literature and Language, Lilith accepted a position as a Researcher at Ti. As a researcher she worked as part of the team building and updating Ti’s GSCi knowledge portal. After a few years her role developed into Report Manager: in this role she oversaw Ti’s report output. Her role has progressed once more and Lilith now holds the position of Head of Research for Ti, managing the upkeep and development of GSCi as well as continuing to manage report output.


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