Chris Welsh, director of global and European policy at the Freight Transport Association, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his services to shippers and the shipping industry.
Welsh’s dealings extend to the Global Shippers’ Forum, for which he was appointed secretary general in July 2011.
He has held a variety of senior management roles for the UK Freight Transport Association, and in 1992 he established FTA’s Brussels operations. In 2010, he followed this by founding FTA Ireland a new independent multimodal logistics trade association for Irish shippers and logistics interests.
Between 1996 and 2002, Welsh was secretary general of the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) where he played the prominent role in deregulating EU shipping and air cargo markets, spear-heading a series of successful maritime legal cases culminating in the repeal of anti-trust immunity for liner shipping conferences in trades to and from Europe in 2006.
Welsh, who holds an MBA, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).