Whistl Leadership Team

Our leadership team comprises of the Board of Management and Executive Board, who are supported by experienced commercial, operational and business specialists with expertise in delivery management, fulfilment and advertising solutions

Nick Wells

Nick Wells



Nigel Polglass

Chief Operating Officer


Manoj Parmar

Group Finance Director

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Andrew Goddard

Commercial Director

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Mark Davies

Managing Director (Doordrop Media)

Charles Neilson

Charles Neilson

Director of Postal Affairs

Lynn Dillon

Lynn Dillon

HR Director

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Jason Powell

IT Director

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Alistair Cochrane

Chief Development Director

John Evans

John Evans

Director of Legal & Company Secretary

Gareth Hughes

Gareth Hughes

Procurement & Property Director

Nick Wells, CEO

Nick joined Whistl (formerly TNT Post UK) in 2001 when he sold his direct marketing business to TNT. Nick led the management buyout of Whistl from PostNL, and has overseen the growth of Whistl to over £610m of revenues. Nick is a lead commentator on postal and direct marketing issues.

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). 

Married with 3 children in their 20's, he sometimes has time for golf, skiing and the odd glass of wine!

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Nigel Polglass, Chief Operating Officer

Nigel graduated from Lancaster University with a Masters in Business Administration.

Nigel joined Whistl (formerly TNT Post UK) in 2008 as MD of TNT Post London, which he took from start-up to £55m of sales in three years. Prior to Whistl, Nigel held senior positions within market leading and multi-national companies including Ceridian Corporation, Hays PLC and the Royal Mail Group. Nigel was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Whistl in 2013.

Nigel is married with two adult children.

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Manoj Parmar, Chief Financial Officer

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 joining Whistl, Manoj held similar positions in private equity backed companies.

Manoj is married, has a daughter and enjoys swimming and going to the gym.

Manoj Parmar

Andrew Goddard, Commercial Director

Andy is the Commercial Director, Looking after all key client interface within Whistl. Andrew initially joined Whistl on secondment from Express Dairies where he was their Head of Home Delivery. Before this, he was Client Director and Head of Home Shopping & E-commerce at Royal Mail and also ran their door to door business. He was previously in the Royal Logistic Corps and achieved the rank of Lt Col before retiring in 2006.

Educated to degree level Andy graduated at the Institute of Direct Marketing and is a Fellow of the IDM. Andy is married with two children his hobbies include property, running and the occasional round of golf.

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Mark Davies, Managing Director (Doordrop Media)

Mark joined Whistl in 2003 and occupied several key sales roles before becoming MD of the DDM business. President of ELMA (the European Letterbox Marketing Association), Mark also represents the company on the DMA print council and speaks regularly on the doordrop industry both in the UK and across Europe.

Before joining Whistl, 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 married with two young children and lives in Oxfordshire. He still enjoys travelling, writing and squash.


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Charles Neilson, Director of Postal Affairs

Charles is responsible for developing Whistl’s corporate strategy including the relationship with Royal Mail and the legal and regulatory environment in which the business operates. Charles joined the Whistl Executive Board formed following the MBO in 2015 and has worked for a variety of companies in the mail industry over the last 30 years. He brings vast media planning and data analytics knowledge to help develop and enhance our direct mail and doordrop media services.

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.

Charles Neilson

Lynn Dillon, HR Director

Prior to becoming HR Director, Lynn was Operations Director within the Doordrop Media business, a role that she held for 11 years. Lynn joined the industry back in 1986 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience across the mail industry. Passionate about creating a culture that strives for continuous improvement to help build strong, productive relationships with our customers.

Lynn enjoys traveling to exotic and undiscovered parts of the world and loves music and theatre


Lynn Dillon

Jason Powell, IT Director

Jason is responsible for the design and implementation of Whistl’s IT strategy, ensuring that customers have a seamless experience and that the business continues to lead through technology innovation. Jason’s experience includes senior technology roles 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.


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Alistair Cochrane, Chief Development Director

Alistair joined Whistl in 2018. Formerly Managing Director of TNT Express, a sister company of Whistl when it was previously owned by the TNT Group. Recognised as an industry expert in UK and international logistics, having spent 26 years working for TNT and more recently, Parcelforce Worldwide.

Educated to degree level with specialisation in sales and marketing through the Institute of Sales and Marketing. Alistair has a track record of leading structural, cultural and strategic change to deliver best-in-class performance.

Married with two children, Alistair is a passionate golfer and a keen cook.


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John Evans, Director of Legal & Company Secretary

John graduated from University College London with a degree in History and went on to complete a Law conversion and post-graduate qualifications in law. He qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and spent the next 8 years working in private practice on commercial and transactional matters for a variety of corporate clients, from start-ups through to bluechip PLCs. 

In 2011 John was seconded to Honda Motor Europe as interim Head of Legal, and then to Whistl (at the time, TNT Post) before joining the business formally in 2012. He became Head of Legal in 2014 before being made Director of Legal and a member of the Executive Board in 2019. John is a specialist in commercial and corporate law, and provides strategic legal, risk management and compliance advice and support to all of Whistl’s businesses. As Company Secretary, he is also responsible for the corporate administration and legal and regulatory governance of the Whistl Group.

John is married and lives in the Oxfordshire countryside. He enjoys running, hiking, opera, theatre, and researching his interests in history, economics and psychology.

John Evans

Gareth Hughes, Procurement & Property Director

Gareth joined Whistl in 2014 as Director of Procurement. He has previously held procurement leadership roles across a range of sectors including positions at Bupa and Legal & General. Gareth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchase & Supply (CIPS) as well as a degree in Management Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade. 

Gareth specializes in the transformation and development of suppliers and supply chains and in addition to procurement he has responsibility for the development of the Whistl property portfolio and fleet management. 

Married with two children, Gareth spends his time coaching rugby and football, going to the gym, enjoying music and cooking.

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