It is an honour to become Chairman of ‘The London Freight Club.’
I have been a member of the LFC since 1994, during this time I have seen how the club continues to evolve. The LFC is an important institution coming to adapt to the ever-changing world of shipping and freight. It is the number one regular forum for networking within our industry helping to develop goodwill in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. We continue to encompass the ever-changing dynamics within the freight industry.
I am proud that the money the LFC raises each year is given to charitable organisations. It is with a healthy membership and an active club that we can continue to donate to worthy causes each year.
I started my career in 1985 as a management trainee at Greenjack shipping, for the younger members they where the agents for Evergreen Line. I then progress to another liner agent where I continued to develop my career, having opportunity to work in London as well as regular time at Port of Felixstowe. After some years I changed to the forwarding side of our industry and joined Comprehensive Shipping who were part of the Trans Global Group of companies. I progressed through the ranks over a period of 16 years at Trans Global and became Ocean Director and then Commercial Director.
In 2006 I started my own company International Distribution & Transport Ltd (IDT). Since this time IDT has established itself in the market providing traditional freight forwarding services. We pride ourselves in offering ‘Service beyond the call.’
I am the father of three lovely children and in my spare time I like to spend time with family.
I am a keen cyclist and have undertaken many challenges including riding from Lands End to John O’Groats while dressed up as Captain America. I completed the challenge with Spiderman, Batman and Superman. We raised over £ 10,000.00 for a hospital unit. I have raced at the Olympic Velodrome and this May 2022 I will be riding from London to Paris.
When not cycling I can often be found watching cricket, I am a member at Surrey.
I look forward to my year in the chair and the continued growth and development of The London Freight Club.