UK freight association names new regional representative


Andrew Melton has been appointed as a regional representative of BIFA – the British International Freight Association, covering its Midlands and North Region.

Melton joins a number of other regional representatives who support and engage with BIFA members across the UK and are the trade association’s ‘eyes and ears’ at a local level in each of its regions.

No stranger to the work of the trade association, Melton served as a non-executive director for 14 years, as well as being its chair from 2009 to 2011.

He has been an active participant in BIFA’s Customs; Surface; Legal and Insurance; and Dangerous Goods committees and various ad hoc working groups and remains a member of three of the former.

Melton has almost 50 years of experience of the freight and logistics industry across all modes and joins BIFA from Ligentia UK Ltd where he was UK compliance manager.

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.

“Andrew’s appointment will help strengthen and support our engagement with our members in the Midlands and North; 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 successful freight forwarding companies, coupled with long term involvement in BIFA’s governance; 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.”