Alan Braithwaite has worked in supply chain and logistics since 1979. He is the Chairman of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Freight and Logistics Policy Group. He formed the specialist LCP Consulting in 1985 and during nearly 40 years he has worked with around 400 companies as well in the public sector.

Between 1987 – 2018, he was a visiting academic at the Cranfield School of Management, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics Management and was a Visiting Professor between 2006 and 2018. He contributed to research and teaching and was acting head of supply chain research for 18 months. He is now a Visiting Fellow at Aston Business School.

In the last ten years he has taken a particular interest in freight transport policy and investment; the massive challenge of decarbonisation of freight and their supply chains is central to that work.  Most recently he was a member of the National Infrastructure Commission Freight Panel which reported to the UK Government in 2019. In 2019 he also worked with Transport for the West Midlands on city centre logistics research in partnership with the University of Aston.

Alan holds an MSc in Business Administration from the London Business School and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University.