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David joined the Transport & Logistics team at the University in 2006, following 15 years of industrial experience. His background is in the third party logistics sector where he worked for major 3PLs including Tibbett & Britten, Exel and Wincanton in a variety of senior business development, financial and commercial roles.
David's teaching specialisms include freight transport management, warehouse design, outsourcing and finance for logistics managers where he is able to enrich his teaching with his hands on experience. He acts as Course Leader for the University's Masters programme in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
David combines teaching with research interests in freight transport operations and supply chain finance and publishes in these areas. He was delighted to be awarded the prize for best paper at the 2012 CILT Logistics Research Network conference for a paper on High Capacity Vehicles.
David also undertakes consultancy projects with recent examples including the delivery of a transport research project for a major FMCG manufacturer and the design of a warehouse layout for an automotive manufacturer.
David is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds an MSc in Logistics & Transportation from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking supply chain processes performance to a companys financial strategic objectives’ European Journal of Operational Research , 223 (1), pp. 276-289. ISSN 0377-2217
Leach, D. and Savage, C. (2012) Impact Assessment: High Capacity Vehicles . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield . ISBN 978-1-86218-111-3
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2012) ‘Linking SCM strategy to financial performance: a scenario analysis approach’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447
Leach, D. and Savage, C. (2012) ‘High capacity vehicles: an assessment of their potential environmental, economic and practical impact if introduced to UK roads’. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. : Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. . ISBN 9781904564447
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2011) ‘Linking supply chain operations' performance to the company's financial strategy: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 173-181. ISBN 978 085358 278 6
Elgazzar, S., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Leach, D. (2010) ‘An application of fuzzy AHP to SCOR performance measures: a case study of an Egyptian natural bottled water company’. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. Northamptonshire, UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. pp. 180-187. ISBN 9781904564348