Chief Operating Officer
Group Finance Director
Managing Director (Fulfilment)
Managing Director (Doordrop Media)
Director of Postal Affairs
Chief Development Director
Nick, 57, is CEO of Whistl (formerly TNT Post UK). He sold his direct marketing business to TNT/PostNL in 2001 but continued to grow the business organically as a result of the liberalisation of the postal market to revenues in excess of £600 million over the next 10 years. In 2015, Nick led the management buyout of Whistl from its then Dutch parent company PostNL (management now own 82.5%, and PostNL 17.5%).
From entrepreneur to corporate executive and entrepreneur again Nick has gained valuable insight into how to be a success and grow businesses. Nick is also Executive Chairman of Lifecycle Marketing (publishers of Emma's Diary and Families) and is valued as a lead commentator on postal and direct marketing issues. Married with 3 children in their 20's, he sometimes has time for golf, skiing and the odd glass of wine!
Nigel PolglassChief Operating Officer
Nigel graduated from Lancaster University with a Masters in Business Administration.
His professional experience has been gained within market leading and multi-national companies; Ceridian Corporation, Hays Plc and The Royal Mail Group, where he has held senior management positions as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Sales, Marketing and Commercial Directorships. He joined the company in 2008 as Managing Director of TNT Post London Ltd which he took from start-up to £55m sales in 3 years before vesting his shares early and joining the TNT Post UK Board as Group Commercial Director. In February 2013 Nigel was appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Nigel is married with two adult children.
Manoj ParmarGroup Finance Director
Manoj Parmar is Group Finance Director of Whistl.
Manoj qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers and subsequently went on to senior, international finance and commercial positions with Cable & Wireless. Prior to his current role, he held similar positions in private equity backed companies. Manoj is married, has a daughter and enjoys swimming and going to the gym.
Andrew GoddardCommercial Director
Andy is Commercial Director, looking after all key client interface within Whistl.
He joined the company on secondment from Express Dairies where he was their Head of Home Delivery. Educated to degree level Andy graduated at the Institute of Direct Marketing and is Fellow of the IDM. Andy previously worked with Royal Mail as a Client Director, Head of Home Shopping and E-Commerce and also ran their Door to Door business unit back in the early 1990's. Whilst at Royal Mail he was also in the Royal Logistic Corps and achieved the rank of Lt Col before retiring in 2006.Married with 2 children his hobbies include property, running and the occasional round of golf.
Lieneke HappelManaging Director (Fulfilment)
Lieneke is Managing Director of Whistl Fulfilment.
Lieneke joined in 2004 as Head of Operational Development and since then has held several roles, most recently IT and Strategy Director, and is part of the senior management team.
Following Whistl’s acquisition of Prism DM in August 2017, Lieneke's focus is to expand Whistl’s offering in the e-commerce fulfilment arena for our growing retail customer base.
As a Dutch national she embraces the best of British country life as a keen horse rider, and enjoys good food and wine with her other half.
Mark DaviesManaging Director (Doordrop Media)
Mark is responsible for ensuring the growth of Whistl’s doordrop media business.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of Doordrop Media, Mark occupied several key sales roles at the company, which he joined in 2003. Before this Mark spent 10 years seeing the world in the travel and leisure industry and has lived and worked in Santa Barbara, Boston, Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Mark is President of ELMA (the European Letterbox Marketing Association), represents the company on the DMA Door Drop Committee and speaks regularly on the doordrop industry both in the UK and across Europe.
Mark is married with two young children and lives in Oxfordshire. He still enjoys travelling, writing and squash.
Charles NeilsonDirector of Postal Affairs
Charles is the Director of Postal Affairs.
Charles is responsible for developing Whistl's Corporate Strategy including our relationship with Royal Mail and the Legal and Regulatory environment in which our business operates.
He brings vast media planning and data analytics knowledge to help develop and enhance our direct mail and doordrop media services. He joined the Whistl Executive Board formed following the MBO in 2015. He has worked for a variety of companies in the mail industry over the last 30 years.
Charles lives in Kent with his wife Cally and has two grown up children. Charles spends his spare time playing tennis, going to the gym and has a taste for Spanish and Italian wines.
Lynn DillonHR Director
Lynn is the HR Director at Whistl.
Lynn is responsible for leading the HR strategy to achieve success through our people and their development. She is passionate about creating a culture that strives for continuous improvement to help build strong, productive relationships with our customers. She joined the industry back in 1986 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience across the mail industry. Prior to this role she was the Operations Director within the Doordrop Media business area of Whistl for 11 years.
Lynn enjoys travelling to exotic and undiscovered parts of the world and loves music and theatre.
Jason PowellIT Director
Jason is the IT Director for Whistl.
Jason’s responsible for the IT strategy and its implementation to ensure that customers have a seamless experience with Whistl and that the business continues to lead through technology innovation and efficiency.
Jason’s experience includes senior technology roles responsible for development, solution architecture, service management, product launch and technology transformation in the banking, telecoms, utilities, BPO and retail sectors for corporate enterprises including Lloyds bank, Coutts bank, the Post Office and SME firms.
When relaxing with his wife and two children he enjoys travelling, skiing, reading and mountain biking.
Fabiola SharrattOperations Director
Fabiola is the Operations Director of Whistl.
Fabiola joined Whistl in April 2018 from the Hut Group where she was Group Operations Director. She graduated at the Institute of Logistics in Aix-en-Provence and the University of Huddersfield in Transport/Logistics. With over 20 years of operational experience she has a solid track record in implementing new processes as well as streamlining existing operations to deliver maximum productivity. At the same time Fabiola is passionate about delivering exceptional quality of service.
When relaxing with her husband, she enjoys going to the gym, swimming, hiking, eating out and wine tasting.
Alistair CochraneChief Development Director
Educated to degree level with specialisation in sales and marketing through the Institute of Sales and Marketing.
Alistair Cochrane became Chief Development Director at Whistl in July 2018. As former Managing Director of our previous sister company TNT Express UK & Ireland, Alistair has had a longstanding relationship Whistl. Having previously worked for TNT for 27 years mostly in the UK but also time spent in Australia and as former Operations Director at Parcelforce Worldwide he possesses unparalleled industry expertise in both national and international logistics.
Married with two children, he is a passionate golfer and a keen cook.