How We Innovate podcast - with Neil Shelton

This time, we’ll be talking with Neil Shelton, the Chief Strategy Officer at GXO Logistics, a global logistics and transportation leader that provides cutting-edge logistics solutions for multinational companies and blue-chip market leaders. Get to know him better 👇

About Neil

Neil Shelton

As the Chief Strategy Officer, Neil is responsible for driving the company’s growth and ensuring its long-term success. He has a proven track record of creating and executing successful business strategies that drive results, and is known for his strategic vision and leadership skills. Neil is dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry trends and continuously innovating to drive growth and improve the customer experience. Under his guidance, GXO Logistics has established itself as a leader in the logistics industry, known for its innovative and sustainable solutions and commitment to customer satisfaction.

GXO Logistics provides comprehensive supply chain solutions to businesses around the world. With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, GXO Logistics leverages cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled team to deliver efficient and reliable logistics services. The company offers a wide range of services, including freight forwarding, supply chain optimization, warehousing, and distribution. With a strong network of partners and a commitment to sustainability, GXO Logistics is dedicated to helping its customers achieve their goals and drive their business forward.

Few questions for Neil:

1. What was your first job, and what was the most important thing you learned from it?  

My first job after university was with Arthur Andersen in the audit and consulting practice in London. The training at Arthur Andersen was exceptional, and as part of it I studied and successfully became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. This training really helped me to understand company financial reports, what drives a business, and what makes them successful.

2. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you have a beer with? 

I am a great believer in the benefits of laughter, so I would love to spend dinner in the company of a comedian. I am sure spending an evening with a larger-than-life character such as Stephen Fry or Brian Blessed would yield some unforgettable stories. 

3. How do you start your day / What does a typical day look like for you? 

I am a keen cyclist, so I start each day by hopping on my bike to commute to the office. Starting the day off with some exercise outside, even in bad weather, is invigorating. I am almost always smiling when I am on the bike. 

4. What are three apps you can’t live without? 

Outlook, alarm clock, and being a Brit – weather.

5. Most influential book or movie? 

At one time, it was ‘It’s Not About The Bike’ by Lance Armstrong. It was a great read and at the time – inspirational. I probably shouldn’t comment any further! 

6. The first word that comes to your mind when you think of Poland?

Not a Polish word, but Danish – Bedstemoder (grandmother would be the English translation). My wife’s mother spent most of her life in Denmark but was Polish by birth. That was the first word I thought of. 

When can you expect the episode?

The episode will be published on the 20th of February, 2023. Don’t miss it – follow us on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube, where you can also check our previous episodes!

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