Manchester-based delivery tech firm, DeliveryApp has appointed a new CEO to oversee the company as it continues to experience rapid growth as the fastest-growing deltech company in the UK. Dwain McDonald, who formally sat in the position as CEO of DPD Group UK, will assist the company in its expansion strategy, through his vast experience in leadership, innovation and technology in the logistics and delivery sector.
As McDonald takes on the role as CEO, founder Lance Jones will move into the position of Executive Chairman of the company, working alongside McDonald in furthering DeliveryApp’s growth as a tech leader in the space.
Having worked at DPD for over three decades, McDonald is an industry expert in the logistics space. During his 12 years as CEO, he drove DPD from a mid-tier B2B carrier to one of the top home delivery couriers in the UK market, during his 12 years as CEO. His appointment at DeliveryApp demonstrates the company’s ambitions for 2023 and beyond in becoming market leaders in the deltech space.
“DeliveryApp’s goal is to change the logistics industry for the better through their focus on technology and ethical driver treatment, resulting in more transparent customer care.” McDonald commented on his appointment.
“With the logistics sector under more pressure than ever before, the ethical treatment and wellbeing of drivers is ingrained in DeliveryApp’s DNA. After seeing the company’s strong commitment to employee culture and the forward-looking tracking technology that it has developed, I am excited to become part of a young and expanding company in this competitive industry.”
DeliveryApp already has a network of over 18,000 registered drivers and plans to expand this even further throughout 2023 to keep up with growing demand from UK brands to offer dedicated and on demand same-day delivery services.
Commenting on the appointment of McDonald, who replaces him as CEO, Lance Jones, new Executive Chairman at DeliveryApp, said: “Dwain’s leadership and experience will be instrumental to DeliveryApp’s mission to become the leading on demand technology delivery platform in the world. Setting strategic goals and supporting technological advancements, Dwain’s appointment will help the company achieve industry firsts to support consumers and businesses and revolutionise their on demand dedicated delivery capabilities.”
Mark Stott, founder and CEO of the property development firm Vita Group and lead investor at DeliveryApp also looked to the future of the company upon McDonald’s appointment: “We’re incredibly confident that Dwain’s appointment as CEO will cement DeliveryApp as a trailblazer in the logistics sector. His experience will ensure DeliveryApp continues to evolve and provide business or retailers with robust delivery services built on a foundation of technology that prioritises customer needs. With Lance stepping up to Executive Chairman, the team at DeliveryApp are excited for the next phase in revolutionising the industry.”