Dwain McDonald, CEO of the DPD Group in the UK for around 13 years, has immediately left the company after an internal investigation over alleged personal conduct issues.
McDonald has been dismissed as of “immediate effect”, with DPD Europe COO Yves Delmas taking up his position until a replacement is found.
Up until yesterday’s announcement, McDonald had worked at DPD for 33 years – his time at the company even dates back to the Parceline era. The exact reason behind his sudden departure remains unknown.
As DPD’s own website explains, McDonald “presided over DPD UK’s extraordinary growth and transformation in recent years, to the UK’s number one next-day specialist, and the delivery company of choice for the biggest and best-known retailers.”
Under McDonald’s tenure, DPD UK has grown its team to employ over 15,000 people. The parcel delivery firm operates more than 10,500 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 260 million parcels a year.
Back in January, the DPD Group as a whole announced it had achieved record growth in 2020. The parcel delivery giant generated €11 billion in revenue last year – a 42% increased compared to 2019. The company is currently embarking on a 5-year “Together & beyond” plan to expand its core activities, accelerate initiatives and “conquer new horizons”.