Our senior leadership team has responsibility for the day to day management of our company, the deployment of our strategy and policies, and the achievement of our objectives and results.
Managing Director UK & Ireland
With over 30 years of experience in the transportation and trailer services industry, Mike initially joined TIP as UK Area Sales Manager in 1988. He left to become Sales Director at Transrent in 2000. Mike re-joined TIP in 2007 as Sales Director for the UK & Ireland. He was promoted to his current position in 2015.
Managing Director - UK Tankers
Mark joined TIP/GE in 1996 and has extensive transportation and tanker services industry experience. Over the years he has held several commercial and operational roles in the tanker part of TIP’s business including serving as European Operations Director. He has led the development and growth of the UK Tanker business following the HNA acquisition of TIP and was promoted to Managing Director UK Tankers in 2015.
President and Chief Executive Officer– American
Bob was first appointed CEO in 2003. In 2009 he assumed the position of President and CEO of GE Equipment Services. He led the carve-out and sale of TIP Trailer Services to HNA and was reappointed CEO of TIP when the transaction closed. Bob joined GE in 1982 and held leadership positions in a number of GE divisions including roles in Finance, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Leasing, and General Management. He was appointed as a Board Member of Global TIP Holdings One B.V. in 2014.
Commercial Leader UK & Ireland
Karl joined TIP as Operations Manager in 1994, before leaving to become Procurement Director at Transrent in 1997. After re-joining TIP in 2007, Karl became Commercial Leader for UK & Ireland and now has over 25 years of experience in articulated trailers, asset funding and the rental and leasing sector.
Chief Financial Officer – Dutch
Hans was appointed CFO for TIP in May 2020. Prior, he has held financial leadership roles in Diageo, Airtel, and Massmart Walmart. Most recently, Hans held the position of CFO at Massmart Walmart, a South African retail and wholesale distributor with a turnover of US$ 7 billion. As Group CFO he led a finance and real estate management team of 500 staff across four divisions in multiple countries within Africa. Hans brings to TIP a broad international experience from different industries with more than 25 years of experience in Finance, of which 13 years as an end responsible CFO.
Operations Leader UK & Ireland
Scott joined TIP as a Management Trainee at our Liverpool branch in 1987. After various positions as a Branch Manager throughout the North West, Scott became Regional Operations Manager, followed by Operations Leader for the UK & Ireland - cumulating in over 30 years' experience in the industry working with TIP.
Chief Commercial Officer – Dutch
Arjen joined TIP/GE in 1997 and over the years has held several commercial and general management roles, including Commercial Director for the Benelux Region, and General Manager for Eastern Europe. His previous role was leading the European Marketing and Services organisation, as well as the International and Strategic Accounts Group. Arjen was appointed Business Development and Equipment Funding Director in 2013.
HR Leader UK & Ireland
Lauren was appointed HR Manager joining TIP/GE in 1995. She was appointed as HR Leader for UK & Ireland in 2013 and has racked up over 25 years’ service with the business.
Chief Operating Officer – British
Paul joined TIP/GE as a trainee manager in 1986. He has extensive transportation and trailer services industry experience having worked through numerous operations positions including branch and regional management, culminating in his appointment as UK Operations Director in 2002. Paul assumed the position of European Operations Director for GE Equipment Services in 2006 and was appointed to the position of European Operations Director for TIP Trailer Services in 2013 on completion of the acquisition by HNA. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Finance Leader UK & Ireland
With around 20 years finance experience in the industry, Sue joined TIP/GE in 2006 as UK Finance Manager. Prior to joining TIP/GE, Sue worked for TLS Fleet Management as Financial Controller and for various national companies in a number of different industries in the UK. Sue was appointed Finance Director in 2013 on completion of the acquisition of TIP by HNA.
Chief Human Resource Officer– Dutch
Hiske was first appointed as HR Director when she joined TIP/GE in 2006. She was appointed as HR Director GE Equipment Services in 2009. Hiske was reappointed HR Director of TIP in 2013 on the completion of the acquisition by HNA. In addition to her role in TIP/GE she was a board member of the GE Pension fund in the Netherlands from 2010 until 2013. Prior to joining TIP/GE, Hiske worked for Nortel Networks as Senior HR Manager for the Benelux and Nordics.
Legal Officer and Company Secretary – German
Jan was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for TIP Trailer Services in 2013 on the completion of the acquisition by HNA. He joined TIP/GE in 2003 as Legal Counsel for the TIP, Rail and Modular Space businesses of GE Equipment Services in Central Europe and was appointed General Counsel in 2010. He is an experienced General Counsel with more than 18 years of broad international legal leadership experience. Prior to joining TIP, Jan was a senior lawyer with a major German law firm, where he led their corporate and commercial law department.
Vice President Canada – Canadian
Rick joined TIP in 2016 as part of the Train Trailer acquisition in Canada. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Train Trailers since 2012 and was appointed Vice President for Canada following TIP’s acquisition of Train Trailer. He originally joined West Van Trailers as General Manager in 2005 and led the subsequent acquisition and integration of Blue Star, West Van and Train to form the current Train Trailer business in Canada. He brings over 24 years of equipment leasing and rental experience in the Canadian market.
Vice President UK and Ireland Region – British
With more than 27 years of experience in the transportation and trailer services industry, Michael initially joined TIP as a UK Area Sales Manager in 1988. He left to become Sales Director at Transrent in 2000. Michael re-joined TIP in 2007 as Sales Director for the UK and Ireland. He was promoted to his current position as General Manager, UK and Ireland Region in 2015.
Vice President Benelux Region– Dutch
Rogier joined TIP/GE in 1989. He held various international commercial and general management roles within TIP, Key Lease and GE in The Netherlands, Spain and Italy, culminating in his appointment as the Director of Pan-European Accounts. Rogier was appointed European Commercial Director for TIP in 2009. In 2015 he was promoted to General Manager for the Benelux Region. Prior to working for TIP/GE, he worked as a financial controller for the Dutch local government authorities, Gelco and Citicorp.
Vice President Central Europe Region – German
Oliver re-joined TIP in 2015 on his appointment as General Manager for the Central and Eastern Europe Region. Oliver started his career at BTZ as Country Manager for Italy. He joined GE in 1998 and held various commercial roles in GE Capital. In 2004, he joined TIP as Tankers Director Continental Europe. Oliver left TIP in 2010 to join DKV Euro Service as European Director of Sales.
Vice President Nordic Region– Danish
Christian re-joined TIP as Commercial Leader for the Nordic Region in 2014 and was promoted to General Manager for that region in 2015. Prior to re-joining TIP, he was General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, UTC Fire and Security Products EMEA from 2008 to 2014. Christian originally joined TIP in 2003 as Sales Director for the Nordic Region.
Vice President Mediterranean Region – French
Didier joined TIP in 2005 as General Manager for France. In 2009, he was appointed as European Business Development Director for TIP. In 2011, Didier assumed the role as Commercial Leader for the Med Region. In 2015 he was promoted to General Manager for the Med Region. Prior to joining TIP, Didier held several general management roles for various global IT companies. During this period, Didier developed a strong expertise in the outsourcing services industry.
Vice President Tankers UK – British
Mark joined TIP/GE in 1996 and has extensive transportation and tanker services industry experience. Over the years he has held several commercial and operational roles in the tanker part of TIP’s business including serving as European Operations Director. He has led the development and growth of the UK Tanker business following the HNA acquisition of TIP and was promoted to General Manager UK Tankers in 2015.