New cargo leadership appointments at Menzies Aviation

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Menzies Aviation has appointed Robert Fordree into a new role of executive vice-president, cargo, while Chris Beale re-joins Menzies as vice-president, cargo Europe.

Fordree (pictured left) was previously senior vice-president, commercial, and is currently a member of IATA’s Cargo Handling Consultative Council. He re-joined the business in 2017 having previously served at Etihad Airways.

He said: “Now that my focus is solely on our cargo business, I look forward to sharing my insights on innovation and operational excellence and meeting our customers at the IATA Air Cargo Operations Conference and the Annual Ground Handling International Conference this autumn.”

Beale (pictured right) had previously worked for Menzies during its inception at London Heathrow, before moving to the US where he held various ground handling and cargo roles within the business. More recently he worked in Italy for Etihad Airways before returning to the UK to take up his most recent role with Worldwide Flight Services.

“I am delighted to be back at Menzies Aviation, and am very much looking forward to working closely with Robert and the cargo team,” said Beale.

“This is an exciting time for the business, as we push to deliver a premium service to our cargo customers as well as growth in and beyond our core European markets.”

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