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Everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards finalists revealed

Winners to be announced at London's Grosvenor House on 30 June

Mark Moran
06 June 2022


The finalists for the 2022 Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been revealed.

Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics showcasing progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Representing all sectors of the industry, from freight to retail and automotive to air transport, this year’s finalists showcase the crucial positions women hold in transport and logistics, demonstrating progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity.

The 2022 entries have been assessed by a panel of judges including:

  • Anna Delvecchio, development director, Mott MacDonald
  • Priyanka Bernard, general manager, Amazon
  • Kevin Chrisp, market director, strategic rail, Atkins Global
  • Julie Blauch, managing director, road network operation, United Kingdom & Nordics, FedEx Express Europe

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of Everywoman, said: “The COVID-19 crisis and driver shortages have thrown transport and logistics into the spotlight as never before, with those working in the sector hailed as key worker heroes for keeping essential suppliers stocked.  The impact of this pressure has seen an increase in women entering the industry for the first time, with the number of female delivery drivers increasing by as much as 104%. However, women still only account for 20% of the 1.7 million people working in transport and logistics.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London on 30 June 2022.  

The Finalists 

Apprentice of the Year

Awarded to a female apprentice excelling in transport and logistics.

  • Amy Hinsliff-Smith, innovation degree apprentice, CEVA Logistics
  • Jade Foxx, HGV driver, ASDA
  • Laura Burkill, logistics traffic office Manager, Royal Mail
  • Marnie McKay, engineer, Atkins
  • Olivia O’Neill, apprentice recruitment advisor, Kinaxia Logistics

The Customer/Passenger Award

Awarded to two women excelling in their role for customers/passengers in transport, logistics and freight.

  • Above and Beyond
  • Laura Farndon, senior account executive, FedEx Express
  • Lauren Barton, planning and delivery manager, Transport for London (TfL)
  • Vanessa Orbinson, project implementation coordinator, Travis Perkins
  • Wendy Thomas, operational commercial solutions manager, Royal Mail


  • Samantha Teggart , operations manager, Abellio London
  • Shelley Clark, disability working group, Great Western Railway
  • Parveen Rooprai-Bhavra, strategic insight lead, HS1
  • Lara Gavillet, project manager, Royal Mail Group
  • Lindsay Ashton, account manager, Wincanton 

The Freight Award

Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within freight.

Above and Beyond Award

  • Beth Dolphin, operations manager, Amazon
  • Cheralyn Roden, marketing coordinator, Moody Logistics and Storage
  • Emma Archer, compliance & continuous improvement manager, S&S Distributio       
  • Amy Pope, air freight supervisor, TPS Global Logistics
  • Paige Carpenter, sea freight manager, TPS Global Logistics


  • Marie Hill, chief transformation and digital officer, DB Cargo Rail UK
  • Nicola Gray, Regional General Manager, GEFCO UK
  • Nancy Hobhouse, Head of ESG, Evri
  • Fiona Dempster, Head of Logistics, PG Paper Company Ltd

Industry Champion Award

Awarded to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.

  • Kris Hammond, site Llead LBA1 Amazon core fulfilment, Amazon UK
  • Susan McKeown, regional transport general manager, Clipper Logistics
  • Faye Calland, senior manager, same day operations, FedEx
  • Marcia Williams, head of customer service Northern Line, Transport for London (TfL)

The Infrastructure Award

Awarded to two women who are innovating or excelling in their role within transportation and infrastructure.

Above and Beyond Award

  • Laura Reardon, risk & safety team lead, Atkins
  • Georgia Thompson, assistant design programme manager, EKFB JV/Bam Nuttall
  • Pip Summersgill, transformation advisor, FedEx Express
  • Lara Lightfoot, project agent, BAM Nuttal


  • Sarah Coulson, parcel automation programme director, Royal Mail
  • Sue Simmonds, head of transport infrastructure, Transport for London (TfL)
  • Amanda White, rail programme director, Transport for West Midlands

International Inspiration Award

Awarded to a woman working outside of the UK & Ireland that is a role model for women in her community.

  • Amelie Stoverock, EU AMZL SC PMO manager, Amazon EU
  • Ruchi Sodhi Mathur, senior manager marketing, DSV: Global Transport and Logistics
  • Eylem Zagli, manager, customer care planning & engineering, FedEx Express
  • Elisabeth Holzer, department manager rolling road, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group 

Male Agent of Change

Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.

  • Adrian Morris, general manager, Asda
  • Sukhy Duggal, client director, Atkins
  • Justin Trotman, managing director, road network operations, FedEx Express
  • Gary Smithson, rail director, Morson

The Supply Chain Award

Awarded to two women who are innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain environment.

Above and Beyond Award

  • Laura Buckby, shift manager, Asda Logistics Services
  • Sinead Fitzpatrick, global account manager healthcare, FedEx
  • Tracy Halliday, supply chain ordnance, Warrant Officer, Ministry of Defence
  • Tracy Marrs, RAF Reserve logistic supply training coordinator, Royal Air Force


  • Claire Webb, managing director, Advanced Supply Chain
  • Nicky McGroarty, head of mobile supply chain, Virgin Media O2
  • Sarah Murray, head of EU supply chain training & EEX, Wayfair
  • Varsha Ghetia, transport operations manager, Wincanton

The Tech Innovator Award

Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

  • Irene McAleese, co-founder & chief strategy officer, See.Sense
  • Olga Anapryenka, principal consultant, new mobility, Steer
  • Charul Gupta, senior product manager, Transport for London (TfL)     
  • Claire Charlton, head of W2 (Wincanton’s Innovation Programme), Wincanton
  • Betty Helienek, cybersecurity capability lead, WSP UK

The Warehousing Award

Awarded to two women who are excelling in their role within a warehousing environment.

Above and Beyond Award
Sarah Green, general manager’s assistant, Amazon
Simona Demcakova, department manager, ASDA
Maddie Thatcher, facilities & operations support manager, CEVA Logistics
Bhavni Shah, capacity & planning manager, Wincanton

Lisa Tomlinson, divisional director 3PL, Carlton Forest 3PL
Cait Simper, senior warehouse professional, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Nikki Foley, general manager, Wincanton

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