Mark Bromley has succeeded Fred Osborn as the elected National Chairman of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.
Osborn becomes Immediate Vice-Chairman for a two-year term. Alongside him is John Stubbings, Group Director and Company Secretary of the Woodland group who was elected Vice-Chairman by the board.
Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA president.
Bromley has been associated with BIFA for many years, working for BIFA Member Allways International Freight Forwarding. He was previously Chairman of BIFA’s Surface Policy Group.
BIFA Director General Robert Keen comments: “In welcoming Mark and John into their new positions, I wish to express my appreciation for the contribution made by Fred Osborn over the past few years and pleasure that Sir Peter has agreed to continue in office.”
BIFA members trade under a nationally accepted set of Standard Trading Conditions that are backed in the insurance sector.
“You can see where Mark’s expertise in freight forwarding is, since he represents BIFA at CLECAT as Chairman of the Road Institute, as well as attending meetings of the FIATA Working Group Road. Mark’s expertise alongside John’s wide ranging experience in helping to run a successful freight forwarding company will ensure that BIFA and its members will benefit greatly from these new appointments.”
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, who offer a wide range of services within these various modes.
BIFA represents over 1500 UK companies in the logistics and supply chain management sector. Members of BIFA are organisations engaged in the movement of freight to/from the UK by all modes of transport: air, road, sea and rail. Some members are also involved in providing customs clearance and other cross border controls.
A not-for-profit organisation, BIFA is funded by subscription and run by its members for members. It operates with a full-time Secretariat which administers and manages the Association’s affairs.