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Former Morrisons boss Dalton Philips joins Starship Technologies

His CV also includes stints as Chief Operating Officer at Loblaw, CEO Brown Thomas Group, and Chief Operating Officer at both Walmart Brazil and Walmart Germany.

Philips says: “Cracking the last mile – as in exceeding customer expectations at a cost that is economically accretive for the retailer – has been the ultimate goal of all digitally connected businesses for the last decade.”

“Starship Technologies has developed both the hardware and software which will allow global retailers to now realise this ambition, and it’s a huge honour to join this incredibly exciting board where I hope to bring my own retail experience to support what is arguably the finest team in this space anywhere in the world.

Ahti Heinla, Co-founder and CTO at Starship Technologies, which earlier this year raised $17 million, bringing its total funding to $102 million, comments: “Dalton brings an enormous amount of retail experience and nous to Starship.”

“He understands the customer, and critically he understands the challenges needed to succeed in the last mile delivery space.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our board and leverage his vast experience as we continue in our quest to make Starship the global leader in last mile delivery.”

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