Richard Hankinson has spent over 30 years working for Unipart to optimise supply chains with extensive experience of working with premium automotive brands across both aftermarket and production. This has included a broad range of senior executive leadership roles in the UK, Europe and the US. A highly experienced automotive professional, his current role is leading Unipart Logistics’ global automotive strategy and business development activities. More recently this has been focused on transformative technologies and trends, including electrification, mobility, supply chain resilience, digitisation and sustainability. A particular passion is the rising challenge that electrification brings for the automotive aftermarket across the full lifecycle of EV batteries.