Executive Team

Freightliner Group Ltd’s Executive team are as follows.

Gary Long
Chief Executive Officer - UK/Europe
Freightliner Group Ltd

Gary Long became the Chief Executive Officer of the G&W UK/Europe region in 2017. Before joining G&W in 2013 to head up the Midwest operating region, Gary was President and CEO of the North American freight railroad holding company OmniTRAX, Inc. and, during his career, has also held roles relating to rail, motor carrier, port, maritime and intermodal terminals.

Charles Noble
Chief Financial Officer
Freightliner Group Ltd

Charles Noble joined Freightliner in December 2016. He was previously CFO and VP Finance for McCormick Inc. in their Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Prior to that Mr. Noble worked in a range of manufacturing organisations including Unilever plc and Associated British Foods plc.


Mr. Noble is a graduate of the Westminster Business School. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA/AICPA) and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

Adam Cunliffe
UK Managing Director
Freightliner Group Ltd

Adam joined Freightliner in 1999 and was appointed Managing Director of Freightliner Ltd in 2009 and became the UK Managing Director in 2016. Adam is also a member of the Freightliner Group board.

Paul Smart
European Chief Operating Officer
Freightliner Group Ltd

Paul joined Freightliner in 1991 and held a number of operational roles within Freightliner Ltd before becoming Managing Director of Freightliner Heavy Haul in 2006. Paul has also been on the board of Freightliner Poland since 2009. In 2016, he became European Chief Operating Officer.

Tim Shakerley
European Engineering and Safety Director
Freightliner Group Ltd

Tim joined Freightliner in 1999 and was appointed Group Engineering Director in 2005. He is now the European Engineering and Safety Director. Tim is the executive lead on Safety and Freightliner Maintenance, and a member of the Freightliner Group board. Tim has 25 years experience in the rail industry including passenger operations and leasing.