In Episode 116 of the No Limitations podcast Leadership Is a Gift, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks with Alan Beacham, Managing Director of Toll Group, one the largest logistics, transportation and warehousing businesses worldwide. Toll Group was established in Newcastle, Australia in 1888, now has headquarters in Singapore and is expanding throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

In an insightful discussion, Alan presents his views on the current geopolitical landscape, especially between China and the United States, and how Toll can best position itself to succeed for another 134 years. He also shares his perspective on cutting-edge innovation in his industry, such as hydrogen trucks, drones in logistics, artificial intelligence and supply chain developments. Finally, Alan reflects on the nature of leadership and cites the importance of inclusion, kindness and responsibility.

Alan was appointed Managing Director of Toll Group last year, having previously overseen Global Forwarding, Global Express and Express Parcels respectively. Earlier, Alan had an extended tenure at transportation manufacturing firm UGL in Executive General Manager roles. He started his career as an engineer at Rolls-Royce before moving to Mercedes-Ilmor where they developed engines for the West McLaren Mercedes Formula One team. Alan now sits on the Board of charity Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds, which represents the wellbeing of those in his industry. Alan has also served on the Boards of Metro Trains Melbourne, UGL Unipart, and Naval Ship Management Pty Ltd.

Please note: this episode was recorded on 20 April 2023.

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