Fastway Couriers (Ireland) appoints to leadership team

Fastway Couriers (Ireland) has announced a number of key appointments to its leadership team.

Among the company’s latest senior leadership recruits are that of Mark Van Niekerk , until recently at Fastway Couriers (South Africa) is to be the company’s Head of Franchising and Nigel Kane, formerly of Holland & Barrett, is to be Head of Logistics & Transport. This follows on from the recent addition of 4 other senior executives across Finance, Technology, Sales and HR all being added to the business.

Commenting on the new leadership team now in position at the company, Ian Duffy, Chairman at Fastway Couriers (Ireland), said: “The rise in e-commerce trade, further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic positions Fastway within a growing marketplace. Danny and the team are set on further building the business to achieve significant growth and expansion both locally and internationally, placing significant emphasis on people, innovation and technological developments within the parcel delivery sector.”

New CEO of Fastway Couriers (Ireland) Danny Hughes said: “I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity at such a critical time in the company’s journey. Fastway is a great business with huge potential, and I am surrounded by brilliant, energetic and dynamic people that are as excited as I am to fulfil it.”

Commenting on the outlook for the business, Hughes said: “The company is well positioned for further growth. The agility of our local courier franchisees has enabled us to scale and meet the demand of Irish businesses that have adapted to the ‘new-normal’ in the face of a global pandemic.”

Hughes adds: “The next 2 years are critical for this business. There’s no shortage of opportunity and the key lies in our ability to deliver on our promises and reach our goals. We will invest and focus on people and technology. We know that tech can yield the efficiencies needed to scale along with providing the best possible franchisee, client and consumer experiences. We will continue to knuckle down, work hard, and deliver for our customers and clients.”