BIFA welcomes Rachel to Board of Directors
20th March 2017
Rachel’s unique and extensive experience from client side, banking side and now as a forwarder, will be a real asset to the Association.
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.
Robert Keen, Director General – British International Freight Association
With a growing number of women within logistics, especially within higher management and leadership roles, Rachel also helps reflect 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.
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.