Neil Dursley joins Chapman Freeborn

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Neil Dursley, chief commercial officer of Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Neil Dursley to the role of chief commercial officer, bringing with him more than 25 years of logistics industry experience.

Dursley’s experience includes over seven years with Panalpina whom he joined in 2011 and was most recently senior vice president government, aid and relief based in London, UK.

He also held the position of area vice president of marketing and sales in the Middle East, based in Dubai, UAE.

Prior to Panalpina, Dursley held management positions at other international logistics companies including UPS Supply Chain Solutions and Menlo Worldwide Forwarding.

In his new role, he will work closely with Chapman Freeborn’s chief executive officer, Russi Batliwala, chief operating officer Shahe Ouzounian and other members of the senior management team.

Batliwala says: “We are excited to bring in someone with Neil’s experience, leadership skills, and expertise in servicing both government and commercial sector customers on a global basis. He has an outstanding track record, and he will be an asset to the group as we focus on driving growth.”

Dursley, who joined Chapman Freeborn on 1 April and is based at the London Gatwick headquarters says: “I have worked closely with the Group during my 13 years in the Middle East whilst at UPS. Their capability and execution are second to none, and it is my aim to strengthen our market-leading position. I truly believe that with the team that we have around me we can and will achieve great things.”