Thompson takes the reins at Kings Transport

Innovative transport firm promotes from within as Mellick steps down

Thompson takes the reins at Kings Transport
Barry Thompson


Kings Transport Group has promoted Barry Thompson to the position of CEO.

Within Kings, Thompson has previously held the positions of executive general manager of contract logistics and most recently chief operations officerfor the Australian & New Zealand business.

Before coming to Kings, Thompson worked extensively across Australia and the Asia Pacific region in senior leadership roles including country head Malaysia, Indonesia and regional director ASEAN for Australian and multinational organisations.

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"The Board of the Kings Transport Group are delighted with this appointment and are confident that Barry is well positioned to further drive the success of the business as it continues its journey of transformation," Kings founder Mike Shannon says.

"This appointment follows the resignation of Tony Mellickfrom the Kings Transport Group CEO role.

"Tony will continue to support the executive leadership team through the financial year ensuring a smooth leadership transition to Barry.

"Kings Transport Group is extremely appreciative of Tony’s hard work and dedication over the last five years and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

"The company welcomes Barry Thompson into his new and challenging role, wishing him every success as CEO of the Kings Transport Group."


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