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BIFA Board of Directors 1st January 2017 appoint Spatial Global, General Operations Manager, Rachel Morley as first woman board member

BIFA Board of Directors 1st January 2017 appoint Spatial Global, General Operations Manager, Rachel Morley as first woman board member

British International Freight Association is the prime United Kingdom trade association representing UK freight forwarders. Rachel replaces Carson McMullan, who stepped down having been a director since 2009, and who has moved on to become the Regional Consultant for Northern Ireland.

 

Rachel’s extensive trade experience started in the shipping department of Boots, Nottingham, with a move to the HSBC arranging, advising, checking and paying letters of credit. Finally into forwarding when she joined Spatial Global in 1998, and is the current general operations manager.

 

“The main role of BIFA Non-executive directors is to check that I am taking the organisation in the right direction for its members. Which means when I’m planning policy, the Board are a vital sounding board. Rachel’s unique experience provides us with a more extensive and valuable insight into the different facets of the industry.

Members look to BIFA to give them a wider view of the sector and the potential key influencers on future business. This enables them to look beyond narrow company interests and plan their part within the logistics sector more constructively.

With a growing number of women within logistics, especially within higher management and leadership roles, Rachel also helps reflects the changing membership demographics. However, it’s important to point out Rachel has achieved her success as we are a meritocracy, not because she is a woman albeit in a male dominated industry.

I look forward to working with her in the years to come.”

 

Robert Keen

Director General

British International Freight Association

 

Rachel Morley

General Manager - Operations

Spatial Global

 

It’s a real honour to be appointed to the BIFA board of directors, and  being the first female is a monumental occasion and something that should be acknowledged and celebrated. The Association acts as an authoritative voice for the industry and is responsible for setting industry standards. I’m really looking forward to help make a difference in my new role.

 

The role of The British International Freight Association is to represent freight forwarders in discussions with the UK government and various international NGOs. It’s responsible for providing advice and information on legislative issues that affect the industry sector. It also provides both educational courses and required mandatory training programs which enhance the professional levels of freight forwarders and logistics service providers in the United Kingdom.

Spatial Global is a leading independent United Kingdom based international freight forwarder, mail, e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics specialist. The business was formed in 1980 at Castle Donington, adjacent to East Midlands Airport in the demographic centre of the United Kingdom.


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