DHL Global Forwarding appoints George Lawson as head of Australian operations

New country manager brings 26 years of experience to the role, including senior leadership positions within the Asia Pacific region and Germany.


DHL Global Forwarding


DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has named George Lawson as Country Manager for Australia from February 1, 2019.

Lawson returns to his homeland after decades of leadership experience in the logistics industry around the globe, covering a variety of disciplines from general management, business development and operations. In his most recent role as Country Manager of DHL Global Forwarding India, Lawson grew the business to be an important profit contributor within the DHL Global Forwarding network and oversaw major improvements in employee engagement that saw his team claim a Great Place to Work certification in 2018.

During his time in Germany as Global Head of Marketing, Lawson led the development of DHL Global Forwarding’s Certified International Forwarder program, now the core element of the company’s employee engagement and customer-experience program worldwide.

Lawson’s tenure with DHL started nearly 26 years ago with rapid progression into leadership roles across the Asia Pacific region, including heading operations in Singapore and leading sales and marketing for the South Asia and Pacific sub-region. He takes over in Australia from industry luminary Tony Boll, who will enter retirement after more than 50 years of service with the Deutsche Post DHL Group but will continue to advise the business for the near term.