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New man at the helm at Bifa

[ July 28, 2014   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August.

Mr Keen joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in 1999. He was appointed an executive director in 2009.

He is also chairman of the FIATA Multimodal Institute and a member of FIATA’s extended board;  vice chairman of CLECAT’s Maritime Logistics Institute and a Clecat board member. He has also been chairman of the United Kingdom Air Cargo Club.

BIFA National Chairman, Carson McMullan said: “He has had an excellent record of achievement since he joined BIFA and enjoys a great relationship with the membership. His challenge will be to continue to develop BIFA’s four key objectives – representation and lobbying; the provision of advice and information; promotion and training – objectives to which Peter Quantrill, our director general for the last seven years, made a significant contribution.

Mr Keen added: “Working together we will drive forward BIFA’s representative role and deliver results for our membership.”

Carson McMullan concluded: “BIFA is in excellent shape with significant momentum and a clear strategy that has us well positioned to fulfil our role of providing effective representation and support for the UK and international freight services industry.”

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