PROFILE: Shannon Diett, UK & Ireland marketing director, DHL

Shannon Diett, UK & Ireland marketing director at DHL, is on a mission to make the huge brand accessible to SMEs. Maxine-Laurie Marshall reports

On a wet and miserable day in an industrial park in Hounslow, the red and yellow DHL branding made for a welcome addition to the shades of grey. I was greeted by a particularly cheery Shannon Diett, DHL’s marketing director in the UK and Ireland, who proclaimed the site of the bare tree outside his window was the equivalent to the Sydney Opera House. Perhaps he was being slightly facetious but the Aussie seems very happy with the UK and admits he doesn’t get too much hassle from us Brits, even when we beat his home nation at the Ashes.