New leaders for BIFA
31 / 05 / 2023
Left to right: Keith Baguley, Charles Hogg and Rachel Morley. Photo: BIFA
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – the main representative body for forwarders in the UK – has elected new leaders.
Charles Hogg succeeds Rachel Morley as the elected national chair of BIFA for a two-year period.
He is commercial director at BIFA member company, Unsworth, and has been vice-chair of the organisation for the past two years, having been appointed a director of BIFA in 2019.
He already chairs the trade association’s Surface Policy Group.
Alongside him as vice-chair is Keith Baguley, UK import manager at shipping operator Atlantic Container Line. He became BIFA’s regional chairman for Merseyside in 2018.
Rachel Morley becomes immediate past chair for a two-year term, while Sir Peter Bottomley MP (Member of Parliament) remains BIFA president.
BIFA director general Steve Parker commented: “In welcoming Charles and Keith into their new positions, I wish to express my appreciation for the contribution made by Rachel Morley over many years, and pleasure that Sir Peter has agreed to continue in office.
“Charles and Keith’s’ wide-ranging experience and senior roles in successful freight forwarding companies will ensure that BIFA and its members will benefit greatly from these new appointments.”
BIFA has over 1,600 members in the logistics and supply chain sector, involved in the movement of freight to or from the UK by all modes of transport including air, road, sea and rail, along with customs clearance and other cross border services.
It also provides information and guidance on technical matters, helps promote the industry and is heavily involved in training and development with courses on subjects including air cargo security, customs procedures and international trade.