As originally reported by our sister publication Motor Transport, digital freight management firm Zeus has recruited a sustainable expert from the University of Cambridge to help it become a net zero business.

Dr Christopher de Saxe (pictured) becomes Zeus’ first head of sustainability and he will oversee development of the company’s commercial pilot programs with electric HGVs and alternative fuels.


Christopher de Saxe

He will also be the company’s representative on the global logistics emissions council and sustainable freight buyers alliance, both of which Zeus is a member.

Dr de Saxe helped design trials for battery electric and catenary electric HGVs at Cambridge University.

Prior to this he was a principal engineer at the council of scientific and industrial research in South Africa, where he led international teams solving sustainable freight transport challenges.

Zeus co-founder and joint-MD, Clemente Theotokis, said: “Climate change is no longer a debate, it’s a deadline. Zeus’s appointment of Christopher de Saxe is strengthening our commitment to helping provide radical improvements in sustainable freight which sustainable procurement professionals and transport teams can implement today, right now.

“His breadth of experience and expertise makes him an ideal fit for the position.”