Charles Hogg has succeeded Rachel Morley as the elected national chair of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.
Charles, commercial director at BIFA member company, Unsworth, who has been vice-chair for the past two years, was appointed a director of BIFA in 2019 and chairs the trade association’s Surface Policy Group.
Alongside Charles will be Keith Baguley, UK import manager at Atlantic Container Line (ACL)who became BIFA’s regional chairman, Merseyside in 2018, and has now been elected as vice-chair.
Rachel Morley becomes immediate past chair for a two-year term, and Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA president.
BIFA director general Steve Parker comments: “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 Members can be either Full or Associate members. Full members are those actively providing international freight services and/or customs brokerage services, whereas Associate members are not primarily engaged in international freight or customs brokerage but have an ancillary interest in the industry and wish to develop their interests through the Association.