Mike Cooper appointed CEO of Yodel
Yodel has appointed Mike Cooper as its new chief executive officer. Mike will officially take up the position at the independent parcel carrier on 1 February 2016, reporting to the shareholders.
Prior to joining Yodel, Mike spent nine years at Arriva plc, one of Europe's leading passenger transport providers, where he was deputy CEO and managing director, overseeing £1bn+ turnover and 30,000 employees, providing a wide range of transport services.
He also spent five years at easyJet as chief commercial officer, and four years at Thomson Holidays, where he was managing director of the direct sell business.
Commenting on the appointment, Dick Stead, executive chairman of Yodel, said: “We're delighted to welcome Mike to the team. He has an impressive track record of galvanising people to deliver exceptional results and using consumer insight to drive a great customer experience. Mike will focus us still further on our ever improving service levels and provide impetus to Yodel’s growth ambitions.”
The announcement follows a successful Christmas peak for Yodel, which saw the award winning carrier handle 22 million parcels between 22 November and 24 December while achieving record customer satisfaction levels.