CBAFF Council

CBAFF is governed by a regional elected Council. Here is the CBAFF Council for 2015-16:


Glenn Coldham, President

Head of Customs New Zealand for DHL Global Forwarding (NZ) Limited

Glenn Coldham commenced his career in International Freight Forwarding as a New Zealand Customs Cadet in 1982. Since then he has worked for four Forwarders, gaining his Customs Agents Licence in 1992 and also holds a Bachelor of Business in Management.

Glenn is the Head of Customs New Zealand for DHL Global Forwarding (NZ) Limited, where he has worked on the Senior Management Team for 14 years. DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe making it the most international company in the world with 325,000 employees.

The International Supply Chain has become exceptionally demanding with continued pressure to reduce lead times and cost; whilst ensuring compliance and security risk management. There are many exciting challenges facing our industry every day, which is why Glenn is proud to be involved with such an important organisation representing all stakeholders in building a better New Zealand.


Tony Lynch, Vice President

Forwarding Manager at UTi New Zealand Ltd

This is an industry I enjoy with no two days being the same, it allows those of us working in the industry the opportunity to be creative and think outside the square on a daily basis, few other industries have the scope and scale of our industry. Helping our customers achieve their business goals by offering them great solutions is truly satisfying. I enjoy working with young staff and giving them an opportunity, mentoring them and seeing them develop and succeed.

I am currently the Freight Forwarding Manager with UTi New Zealand Ltd. I started as a school leaver as the company runner with the brokerage team, I first learned the brokerage side if the business before moving into the freight forwarding area of the business, I have now completed 25 years in the industry. Over the last few years I went on to complete tertiary education and completed the CILT Diploma in Logistics and Transport being awarded Top student for 2012.


Trevor Duxfield, Immediate Past President

Manager at Advanced Customs Services Limited

Trevor Duxfield is the Immediate Past President of the Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand.

Mr Duxfield has 30 years’ experience in customs and freight forwarding having held management roles in international freight, logistics and customs organisations in Auckland and Christchurch. Now at Advanced Customs Service Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Duxfield has strong working relationships with New Zealand’s Customs & Bio-security, Border Protection departments.


Steve Pugh, Council

Customs Manager at GVI Logistics Ltd

My name is Steve Pugh; I am a representative on the CBAFF Council. I have held this position for the past 5 years. I have worked in the Customs and freight forwarding industry since 1981. My current position is Customs Manager at GVI Logistics Ltd a wholly NZ owned international Freight Forwarder. In my capacity as a CBAFF council member my goal is to represent the interests of Christchurch members and ensure our voice is heard in all matters relating to the Customs and forwarding industries.


David McAllister, Council

Branch Manager at 360 Logistics Group Ltd

Based in Invercargill I have had an involvement in the industry for over 35 years and throughout this time I have maintained a keen interest in decisions that affect trade throughout the country and in particular trade in and out of the South Island. My involvement with CBAFF had it’s origins back in the days of the NZ Society of Customs Brokers and still today very keen to see the professionalism of Customs Brokers maintained and enhanced.


Phil Bramwell, Council

Owner/Director at Mondiale Freight Services Ltd

Phil Bramwell has been in the New Zealand Freight Forwarding and Customs industry for over 37 years. He began his career with NZ Customs where he worked for some eight years, including roles at the airport, investigations and prosecutions sections.

Following on from that, Phil began his freight forwarding career and 22 years ago became an Owner / Director of Mondiale Freight Services Limited, where he has remained since. As are the other Owner / Directors and senior management of Mondiale, Phil is very much involved in the day to day running of the business, so will be able to contribute valuable industry insight and knowledge to the CBAFF organisation.

Mondiale is New Zealand’s largest privately owned International Freight Forwarder with over 400 staff located throughout New Zealand, Australia, China and the Philippines. Mondiale is a multifaceted organisation with a broad range of services including Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Trucking, Warehousing and Distribution.


Willie van Heusden, Council

Managing Director at Damco NZ Ltd

Willie van Heusden has been in the freight and logistics industry for over 30 years, he is the managing director of Damco New Zealand Limited, a company in the Maersk group. A role he has held for the past 6 years. He is the past president of CBAFF, having been president for over 8 years. He has represented New Zealand industry at various Australian conferences and globally at the FIATA world congress.

As well as CBAFF Willie is currently the immediate past president of FAPAA, the Federation of Asia Pacific Air cargo agents.


Chris Edwards, Council

Co-founder of GO Logistics Group

Chris Edwards is co-founder of The GO Logistics Group, a New Zealand owned company with offices in New Zealand, Australia, China and The United States. He joined CBAFF to participate in advocating for the logistics industry and ensure that professional standards are at the forefront of the supply chain.