Expert speakers

We have a number of expert speakers who can attend events to speak on a range of topics relating to logistics, maritime, shipping, ports, materials handling, supply chains, heavy fuel, CO2 and emissions, industry 4.0, M2M, mega trends in shipping and logistics, green supply chains, maritime security and cyber issues.

Profile on Nicola Walker, Cronus Logistics

Topics: Green logistics, Exporting/importing to from UK and Ireland, Women in shipping, Women in Logistics, South West of England opportunities, door to door logistic solutions.

Nicola Walker began her logistics career with Roadferry in Belfast – the company that pioneered ro-ro services across the Irish Sea – before taking up a position as Divisional Director with DSV Road who ultimately acquired Roadferry through acquisition. Her role encompassed managing the UK/Ireland market for both full loads and groupage services as well as commercial responsibility for 100,000sq ft of warehousing for DSV Solutions. She built up a strong commercial and operational team within the Danish company and was heavily involved in Global Account Management. With the formation of Cronus Logistics in the autumn of 2013, Nicola was headhunted to be Managing Director. She has a complete overview of the daily operations from the Cronus Offices in Warrenpoint, from recruiting the right staff through to developing the sales plans and defining future strategy. Nicola has been instrumental in establishing Cronus Logistics as a strong force in door to door full load services across the Irish Sea. Her strategic knowledge of the logistics industry and her ability to find the right people to make it work has seen Cronus hit the ground running.

Her vision and passion is to make Cronus Logistics the leading operator across the Irish Sea into and out of the south of England & Wales and a major logistical partner to the import and export trade using this route, establishing Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin and Warrenpoint as key gateways between Great Britain and Ireland.

Nicola Walker
Nicola Walker

Sue Terpilowski OBE

Topics: Industry 4.0 and blue economy, ports, shipping and maritime sector, logistics, micro and small businesses, Women in Business, business rates and taxes, London skills and education and the London business environment.

Sue started her own company the leading specialist logistics and supply chain PR, Marketing and Visual Events Agency Image Line Communications over 28 years ago.

Sue is the London Policy Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses and the national lead on Business Rates. Sue also currently sits on the London LEP and two of its sub groups Education and Skills and SMEs. She is also a board member of the London Business Board, the business advisory group for the London Olympics and which now advises on its legacy CompeteFor portal. Sue is a governor of Barking and Dagenham College, as well as a trustee of CSSC (Cross-sector safety and security communications) another legacy from the Olympics on how to dissimulate security information quickly and correctly to businesses in London which is now being rolled out across the country.

In addition, Sue is the Chairman of the Ports, Maritime and Waterways Forum of the Chartered Institute of Transport (CILT), a fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing, President of WISTA UK and a member of Women in Logistics. With a diploma in Business Coaching Sue is also one of 50 LAB Profilers (Language & Behaviour) in the country. Over the years Sue has undertaken extensive training in PR, sales, marketing and company management. She is regularly quoted in the business press as an expert source on a wide range of issues affecting the PR, marketing, SME’s, maritime and logistics industries. Sue has been featured in the Financial Times, on BBC and ITV News, BBC Radio and in the Daily Telegraph. Sue Terpilowski was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for her work and lobbying on behalf of micro and small businesses in London.


Sue is quoted in the Daily Telegraph speaking about the impact of the rail strikes on micro and small businesses in London read the article here

Sue presented at the Sustainable Port Management Workshop  on the 20th July in Plymouth on A practitioner’s perspective of sustainability management.

Sue gave the key note address at the November quarterly inflation meeting held by the London division of the Bank of England showed that London businesses confidence is down. It also showed signs that economy in London has lost a significant amount of momentum in recent months, amid financial market volatility and mounting concerns over the state of the world economy.

Sue chaired the CILT Ports, Maritime and Waterways event at Moore Stephenson’s offices in London on 10th November with guest speaker Guy Platten CEO UK Chamber of Shipping. Guy’s presentation was on ‘What next for logistics and ports? Opportunities that can be gained by’.

Sue was a panelist on 1st December in Singapore at the Informa/Knect 365 – Shipping2030 Asia where she was on the panel with Davina Rapaport Mearsk Line, Themeen Ansari Farstad Shipping, Rajesh Unni Synergy Marine chaired by Kate Adamson Futurist:

Engaging people in the digital age
The panel explored: from managing people and their relationships as part of internal teams – at sea and ashore – to managing your external brands, marketing, sales, PR and stakeholders we are in an age of digital engagement and social networking. How should maritime and shipping companies respond, what technology platforms and infrastructure do they need, and what new value could be created?

Sue co hosted the first of a number of Special Logistics Industry Group meetings on 14th December at Mazars, looking  at options for the shipping and logistics sectors in the future.



Sue Terpilowski
Sue Terpilowski