Linda Phillips graduated University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1983 with a BSc (Tech) Hons in Maritime Studies (International Transport). She is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Lin is a senior global leader and career logistician and supply chain expert. Starting as Deputy Logistics and Distribution Manager with French chemical company, Rhone Poulenc (1984 – 1992) transiting a number of other industrial sectors, she joined Shell International Petroleum Company in 2006 and is currently the Global Material Manager, Implementation and Strategy.
Her diverse experience encompasses operations, profit and loss management, coaching and mentoring digitilisation and safety risk management with an emphasis on road.
Lin has extensive experience working with and across different cultural and geographical boundaries in addition to daily executive stakeholder engagement and is a leader of change through simplifying and distilling complex solutions for the end user.
Lin has taken her knowledge and experience and applied herself at a policy level as a trustee of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety. The Council’s aim is to advise and inform members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords on air, rail and road safety issues, with reference to cost, effectiveness, achievability and acceptability.
She is a member of the steering committee for the Cardiff University Innovation System and also a member of the The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) executive committee, Grow Value for Wales.
Previously she was a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Aspire Fund Raising Committee, providing financial support for aspiring individuals wanting to start or develop a career in logistics or distribution.
She was appointed to serve on Cardiff University’s Council on 24 February 2014. She is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee (appointed 2016) and Trustee of the Cardiff University Pension Fund.