David Wells

Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association, 
Business Emergency Recovery Group Leadership Team

David Wells is the Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) representing industry’s freight interests by road, rail, sea and air. The FTA has over 14,000 members who operate more than 220,000 goods vehicles (half of the UK fleet) consign over 90% of freight moved by rail and 70% of sea and air freight.

David joined the FTA in April 2009 as Finance and IT Director; subsequently taking on additional responsibility for the Association’s Vehicle Inspection Service, Training and the Tachograph Analysis Service.

Having completed an Engineering Degree in Liverpool, David then studied for membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, qualifying in November 1993 whilst working in industry. His career has centred around engineering and service businesses and has both European and North American finance and operations experience.

David is married with two teenage boys.