Executive Team

G&W UK/Europe Region’s Executive team are as follows.

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).

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.

Glynis Appelbe
HR Director
Freightliner Group Ltd

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Chris Lawrenson
Managing Director - Terminal Services
Freightliner Group Ltd

Chris joined Pentalver Transport LTD as a Managing Director in 2017 until taking the role of Managing Director – Terminal Services at Freightliner in 2018.

Geraint Harries
General Counsel
Freightliner Group Ltd

Geraint joined the Group in 2014 as General Counsel and has held this position since.

Neil McNicholas
Managing Director - UK Rail
Freightliner Group Ltd

Neil joined Freightliner in 2015 as a Business Development Director at Freightliner Group, before becoming Managing Director of UK Rail Services in 2018.

Shaun Allen
Managing Director - Road Services
Freightliner Group Ltd

Shaun joined Pentalver as Chief Operating Officer at Pentalver Transport LTD before taking the role of Head of Road Services at G&W UK/Europe Region Companies later that year. He is now Managing Director – Road Services for the Group.

Stephen Evans-Howe
Safety Development Director
Freightliner Group Ltd

Stephen joined the Group as Safety Development Director in 2019 and is leading our continued commitment to zero injuries.

Adam Cunliffe
Chief Commercial Officer
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, followed by Chief Commercial Officer in 2017. Adam is also a member of the Freightliner Group board.

Tim Shakerley
European Engineering & Operations Services Director
Freightliner Group Ltd

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