HCT’s Dai Powell to retire

HCT Group‘s Chief Executive, Dai Powell, is to retire later this year.

Dai has led the organisation since 1993, growing it from a small community transport organisation into a national social enterprise.

His retirement has been planned for some time and a successor has already been announced: Lynn McClelland. Currently the CEO Designate at HCT, Lynn will now go through a handover and transition phase. Her last role was Director of Worldwide Operations for IAG Cargo, leading a team of 3000 transporting 1.4 billion tonnes of airfreight a year across 184 locations. Before this, she spent a large part of her career at British Airways in a variety of roles.

Commenting on his career at HCT Group, Dai said: “It’s been an incredible journey. I still believe today what I believed nearly 30 years ago. That by combining entrepreneurship with a deep commitment to the most marginalised in our society, it is possible to make a better world.

“HCT Group has always been so much more than me; I’ve just had the privilege to stand at the front. It is the work of huge range of people dedicated to achieving social change and making a real difference to people’s lives. This makes me supremely confident for the Group’s future as I hand over to the next generation. I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with HCT Group, past and present, for their support.”

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