Menzies Aviation shakes up cargo leadership team

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Menzies Aviation is shaking up its cargo leadership team with a new role for Robert Fordree, and the return of Chris Beale.

Fordree has taken up the role of executive vice president cargo, having previously served as senior vice president commercial vice president cargo development.

He is a former board member of CargoiQ and a member of IATA’s Cargo Handling Consultative Council.

Beale, now vice president cargo Europe, originally joined Menzies’ cargo business during its inception at London Heathrow, before moving to the US where he held various ground handling and cargo role.

He then moved to the Middle East where he held positions in Abu Dhabi and Italy for Etihad Airways before returning to the UK to work for Worldwide Flight Services.

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