Mike Wallis - Executive Chairman
Mike Wallis LLB, FCILT
Mike Wallis is Executive Chairman of Spatial Global and has been a Main Board Director of parent company The Keswick Enterprises Group since 2005. He is also Partner in Graphene Partners and Director of Tibbett Logistics – both Keswick Enterprises companies.
A hands-on manager, Mike has a degree in Law and immense experience in the worlds of freight and logistics. This started in 1980, the same year that Spatial was formed, when he joined the Tibbett & Britten graduate scheme at the Hackney depot. In a 25-year career with Tibbett & Britten he gained experience across many market sectors – including fashion & textiles, retail grocery, ambient and temperature controlled food, drink, DIY, FMCG and other consumer durables.
He has worked in freight forwarding, contract logistics, warehousing and transport – mostly as the head of business units in the UK and elsewhere. Clients have included some of the world’s most interesting companies, including Walmart, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Unilever, Woolworth’s South Africa, Coles Myers Australia, B&Q and Whitbread. His roles at Tibbett & Britten included Retail Director UK, Development Director South Africa, and Global Retail Strategy Director.
Mike is The Keswick Enterprises Group’s operations expert, and has had Board-level responsibility for Spatial since its acquisition in 2006. In 2015 he stepped in as Executive Chairman – in his words: “to accelerate the company’s progress with its current clients, as well as in new markets and with new customers”.
Mike’s responsibilities at Tibbett Logistics in Romania include the transfer of best practice and the personal coaching of local management. At the Group’s consulting business, Graphene Partners, he also leads some of the transformation projects that the business handles in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, he is retained as strategic advisor to three European companies – a retailer in Poland, a logistics service provider in Serbia and another retailer in Serbia.