Phil Roe

Managing Director, Transport, Engineering & Chemicals


Phil leads the Transport, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy and Chemicals (TEC) businesses for DHL Supply Chain and is a statutory director of the UK&I business. Within TEC, Phil is responsible for the long term growth and strategic direction of a portfolio of some 50 plus customers.

In addition to his responsibilities within TEC, Phil also oversees DHL Supply Chain’s UKI Transport strategy across all sectors and, as a member of the Global Transport Board, leads the Transport agenda worldwide.

Phil’s has substantial experience of supply chain leadership across multiple customers, sectors and geographies, with over 25 years’ experience of senior leadership roles across supply chain operations, marketing, new product development and sales.

In 2012, Phil was appointed to lead the development DHL Supply Chain’s UK&I Transport strategy, maintaining market leadership and upholding the company’s vision to be the safest, most efficient and customer-focused transport business in the UK&I.

Phil is an Economics graduate, a member of DHL’s International Business Leader Program and recently completed a mini-MBA at Salford Business School.

Outside of work, Phil is an occasional cricketer and an avid rugby supporter. He also enjoys dancing, music and theatre. Phil lives in Leicestershire and is married with two daughters.

Technology Empowering the Modern Transport Operation

As a pioneer of transport operation, DHL utilises a range of technologies across its fleets in the UK. In his session, Phil Roe, Managing Director, Transport, Engineering & Chemicals, will outline how DHL has effectively used and realised benefits from a range of technologies, through a focus on innovation, research and development.

Phil will discuss his vision for DHL fleet operations as regards technology use, but will also use his conference address to announce the use of two new technologies that are set to be deployed across the fleet in 2018.