Toll Group has appointed Peter Stokes as President, Group Operational Services, where he will lead a centralised network of operational functions to service Toll’s three divisions in express networks, contract logistics and global forwarding. Mr Stokes brings with him over 20 years of senior leadership experience in logistics and mining operations, with previous leadership roles at Barminco, Linfox and Accenture. He brings significant global experience having worked in markets across Africa, Asia, Australia, the UK and the USA.

Toll Group’s Managing Director, Michael Byrne said Mr Stokes joins Toll at an important period, as the business builds a world-class logistics operations capability. “Mr Stokes brings a wealth of senior leadership experience, with a strong focus on safety and operational excellence. He will play a key role in delivering the next generation of Toll’s operational capability so we can support our customers and drive significant improvements in safety and productivity,” said Mr Byrne.

Created in July 2017, Toll’s Group Operational Services covers linehaul, equipment, labour resourcing, property and procurement. The formation of the Group is expected to drive significant improvements to safety, operating efficiency and procurement outcomes through standardization of process and removal of duplication.

Mr Stokes holds an MBA from Bond University, Queensland and recently attended an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr Stokes will be based in Melbourne and commences 1 November 2017.

Peter Stokes Biography

Peter Stokes has extensive senior executive experience spanning more than 20 years across the resources and logistics industries, having lived and worked in Australia, Asia, Africa, the UK and the USA. He was most recently based in Perth as the Chief Executive Officer for Barminco, a mechanised hard-rock underground mining company, where he reported directly to the Board and was responsible for all aspects of leading the company. Whilst at Barminco, Peter was also Chairman of the Egyptian and Indian businesses as well as the African JV with ASX listed company Ausdrill Pty Ltd.

Prior to joining Barminco, Peter was the Chief Operating Officer at Linfox. Reporting to the CEO, Peter covered the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Resources & Industrial and Retail Business Units, responsible for all aspects of the company’s operational activities of the business units including safety outcomes, customer development and management, operations and profitability across the Asia Pacific client base.

Mr Stokes holds a Masters of Business Administration from Bond University, Queensland, a Master of Applied Science (Mining and Mineral Technology) from Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Geology) from the University of Western Australia. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009.