Peter Quantrill is the new director general of the British International Freight Association to succeed Colin Beaumont.
Quantrill said: “I am looking forward to working with the talented team within its board of directors, council and regional committees, as well as the management team in its secretariat. Working together we will drive forward BIFA’s representative role and deliver results for our membership.”
Quantrill began his career with Aer Lingus in operations and cargo sales, before joining Mercury Airfreight International where he became managing director.
In 1989, following Mercury’s acquisition by Rockwood, he joined Atlasair, the United Parcel Service (UPS) freight subsidiary, as Managing Director, assuming responsibility for all UPS activities in the United Kingdom in 1990.
In 1994, he joined Emery Worldwide as vice president EMEA and three years later was promoted to vice president and board member for Emery, based at its corporate HQ in California. His responsibilities there covered all international forwarding operations, logistics, ocean freight and the US-based customs brokerage business.
When Emery was rebranded Menlo Forwarding, Quantrill became executive VP with joint responsibility for the company and a board member of the parent company Menlo Worldwide. Menlo Forwarding was acquired by UPS Supply Chain Services in 2004.
Quantrill is a chartered fellow of the CILT and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
BIFA national chairman Philip Stephenson said: “His challenge will be to continue to develop BIFA’s four key objectives – representation and lobbying; the provision of advice and information; promotion and training – objectives to which our outgoing director general has made a major contribution.”