Obituary Colin Stevenson

Colin was, through and through, a cargo man and considered by many as one of the most knowledgeable in his field. After spells with Translloyd Air Services and Middle East Airlines he joined Saudia in 1983 as a sales executive in Manchester. After being promoted he transferred to London in order to supervise the airline’s entire UK cargo sales operation.

He left Saudia in 1991 to become the first IATA cargo accounts settlement systems (CASS) manager in the UK. He held the position of general manager IATA UK and director of IATA’s Industry Distribution and Financial Services unit, area two until his retirement in 2004.

Colin’s leadership of the CASS team was instrumental in its development of the systems now being used by agent and airline alike. These completely revolutionised the billing processes used in air cargo and in turn set the standards for the rest of the industry, worldwide.

He is survived by his wife Christine and their three sons, and will also be missed throughout the industry by friends and ex-colleagues alike.

The funeral service will be held at the on Easthampstead Park Cemetery near Wokingham, Berkshire on Wednesday the 11 February 2009 at 3.45pm

Flowers only from the family and kindly give donations to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The funeral director will be able to provide details of how to do so on the day.

For any further information please contact Paul Stockley at Saudi Arabian Airlines on +44 (0)1784 266230

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