BIFA Names Osborn New Chairman

Fred Osborn succeeds Carson McMullan as the national chairman of the trade association for UK freight forwarders, with Mark Bromley becoming vice chairman.


BIFA Carson McMullan Fred Osborn Robert Keen Sir Peter Bottomley UK X-Pand International Freight


Fred Osborn succeeds Carson McMullan as the national chairman of the trade association for UK freight forwarders, with Mark Bromley becoming vice chairman.

Since 2000, Osborn has been the co-owner of X-Pand International Freight Ltd. He has been BIFA’s vice chairman for the past two years and was previously chair of BIFA’s Air Policy Group. He joined the trade association’s Board in 2011.

New vice chairman, Bromley is sales and development manager at Allways International Forwarding.

Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA President.

BIFA director general Robert Keen comments: “We are very pleased to have Sir Peter as president. BIFA benefits from his political acumen and significant experience of the legislative process across the parliamentary spectrum.

“In welcoming Fred and Mark into their new roles, I would also like to express my appreciation for the contribution made by Carson McMullan during his two-year tenure.

“Like Carson, Fred and Mark have a broad range of external interests, and very wide experience at ‘the coal face’ helping to run their respective freight forwarding businesses. I’m certain that BIFA and its members will benefit from their appointments as National Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.”