The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Susanne Oud has joined its board of directors – replacing Roy Baker who has stepped down having been on the trade association’s board since 2005.
Susanne is operations director EMEA – verticals at BIFA member company, OIA Global, and is based at the company’s head office in London.
Born in Perth, Australia, she learned the trade through positions with an exporter, shipping line, freight forwarder, before establishing project forwarder and vessel agent, Westlink Shipping.
She emigrated from Australia to the UK in 1998 and joined Bellville Rodair, which she helped to build into an international company with 168 staff, and 21 offices on four continents, before it was acquired by OIA Global in 2013.
BIFA director general, Robert Keen said: “We welcome Susanne’s election to the BIFA Board. She has had an excellent record of achievement since she joined the industry and brings significant expertise in a number of areas to our Board.”