Rentokil Initial plc has announced two senior appointments within City Link, the express delivery company. David Smith will join the business as Managing Director and Robert Peto as Finance Director. Both bring significant experience of the parcel delivery sector. They join later this year from Royal Mail Group where they both played leading roles in the turnaround of Parcelforce.
David Smith joined Royal Mail Group in 2002. Since the end of 2010 David has been a member of the Holdings Board where he has served as Chief Customer Officer for Royal Mail Group responsible for the commercial direction of the UK Letters, Parcels and International Business, and driving an agenda of customer centricity. Previous roles include Managing Director of Post Office Limited and Managing Director of Parcelforce. He also held senior roles at RS Components UK Limited. David is a chartered accountant.
Robert Peto joins City Link having served as Finance Director of Parcelforce since 2006 where he was a key member of the team driving the business turnaround, improving profitability through robust financial and operational management. Robert joined Parcelforce in 2003 as Financial Controller. Prior to joining Parcelforce, Robert worked at Geopost (UK) Ltd for nine years where his roles included Financial Controller, International Express Financial Controller and Management Accountant for Parceline. Robert is a chartered management accountant.