Paul Cunningham has been appointed as a regional representative of BIFA – the British International Freight Association, covering its South and South West Region. Cunningham joins a number of other regional representatives who support and engage with BIFA members across the UK and are the trade associations ‘eyes and ears’ at a local level in each of its regions. With many years of experience of the freight and logistics industry, he has been working at board level for over 20 years, helping to transform businesses of various sizes and leading them to profitable growth.
READ: Pledge helps BIFA’s members calculate freight emissionsCunningham has worked in multiple sectors, including e-commerce, retail, FMCG, engineering and logistics services, creating detailed global supply chain strategies and operational solutions that have been successfully implemented.
His previous roles include CEO of SkyNet Worldwide Express, and Vice President at DHL Global Forwarding UK. He was also a partner at LCP Consulting (now part of independent management and technology consultancy, Bearing Point) where he advised various global businesses and worked extensively in Europe, China, and the USA.Cunningham has an MSc in Logistics and Transport from Cranfield University; is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and is a member of its Policy Group for Freight and Logistics, which advises industry and government.
BIFA Director General Steve Parker comments: “We have made clear our strategy to further raise BIFA’s profile with our members as well as enhance engagement with them.“Paul’s appointment, which follows that of Andrew Melton in July, will help strengthen and support our engagement with our members in the South and South West; and ensure that their views reach all areas of the association; and are reflected in the work undertaken by the secretariat. “His wide-ranging experience and senior roles in a number of successful businesses, coupled with his roles in an advisory and consultancy capacity; leaves me confident that he has the ability to engage with our members in his region to get a better understanding of how BIFA can fulfil their requirements.”