CBAFF is governed by a regional elected Council.
Rachel Madden, President
First Global Logistics, Auckland
After finishing a Business degree in International Business, Rachel started out in the logistics industry working for a shipping line before departing on an OE. After returning from a period working for freight forwarders in the UK, she has worked in Freight Forwarding and Logistics in New Zealand since 2007. For the last ten years Rachel has been a senior manager and shareholder in First Global Logistics which is the largest privately New Zealand owned E-Commerce Logistics provider.
As one of the few senior female executives in the logistics sector, Rachel brings a different and fresh approach to current issues facing our industry. Having been on the council for the last two years she has enjoyed working on initiatives such as the Your Logistics Pathway and believes there is still much work to be done to support the young people in our industry. Not only do we want to ensure our industry is seen as a rewarding profession, but we need to ensure young people entering stay and continue to grow.
Katrina Jenner, Vice President
Jenners Worldwide Freight, Auckland
Working in this industry is definitely in Katrina's blood and it was very apparent to her early on as a child, running around their family business to where they are today. With over 25 years of working experience in freight forwarding and shipping lines, Katrina's studies and further personal development have given her a well rounded understanding of practical and business knowledge as well as many long standing connections and relationships.
Being the General Manager of Jenners Worldwide Freight and being very hands on and involved in the day to day running of the operation as well as management and business development of the company, allows Katrina to appreciate and understand all facets of the industry therefore finding easy practical solutions that are focused on the future.
Being future focused, Katrina believes that we need to keep evolving and is therefore very committed to support CBAFF and the industry through all the challenges and changes that are continual in the industry.
Hamish Milne, Vice President
Burnard International Limited, Auckland
Hamish has been a long-time supporter of CBAFF since he started in the industry in the late 70’s. Hamish has been involved with most aspects of the supply chain, originally starting as a bunny for Crumps Airfreight Services to his current position as a Director of Burnard International. He is passionate about the industry, and the many and varied challenges, none more so than the current one.
Kuehne + Nagel, Auckland
Simon has 18 years in the logistics industry across sales, operations, international supply chain and general management. He has been very fortunate that his logistics career has taken him from Bahrain in the Middle East to Russia, 11 years in Hong Kong and the last 2 years as Managing Director of Kuehne+Nagel New Zealand.
People will always be the freight industry's greatest asset and discovering and developing talent within the logistics industry has never been more important in New Zealand.
Pengelley's Limited, Christchurch
Olivia began her career at Oceanbridge Shipping as a school leaver where she quickly developed a passion for the industry. She has worked in Freight Forwarding for 15 years in both New Zealand and Australia and is grateful for the experiences and knowledge she has gained throughout this time.
Olivia's experience in the industry has allowed her to gain confidence and develop skills in relationship building, problem solving and staff development. She enjoys continually developing her skill set and challenging herself to build her career from her first operational role to her current role of Freight Supervisor/Account Manager at Pengelly’s Christchurch.
GVI Logistics Limited, Christchurch
Steve has been involved in the freight forwarding industry since 1981 holding positions across all facets of the industry. He has held a position on CBAFF Executive Council for number of years advocating for Christchurch members and the wider logistics community.
Steve believes that maintaining strong links with Government agencies and other industry representative bodies is key to CBAFF being a successful campaigner for our industry. CBAFF has an important role in maintaining professional standards and making this industry a viable prospect for young people with clear pathways from entry level positions to management. Steve would like to continue the work he started on the council and be involved in assisting industry in these challenging times.
GO Logistics Group Limited, Auckland
Chris Edwards is co-founder of The GO Logistics Group, a New Zealand owned company with offices in New Zealand, Australia and China. He joined CBAFF to participate in advocating for the logistics industry and attempt to put a spotlight on the supply chain as a rewarding profession.
Hobbs Global, Auckland
Gary has more than 35 years experience working in both corporate and owner-operated freight entities. His background has predominately been in the Customs Brokerage sector, and he is currently the Customs Manager for Hobbs Global Logistics Solutions Ltd.
Over this period of time Gary has built up a strong working business relationship with all of the Border Agencies. His freight parameters include project cargo, dangerous goods, time-dependent imports as well as general freight across New Zealand’s Border.
Gary has been a Member of CBAFF since the early 2000’s and now wishes to take a more active part in the Federation.
Toll Group, Auckland
Emma currently leads the Customs Department at Toll Global Forwarding and is grateful to be in a position where she can engage with people entering the industry, opening their eyes to the vastness that is freight forwarding and the possibilities locally and internationally through training and career development .
CBAFF is a well-respected long standing industry body and her desire to serve naturally leans towards the Customs, MPI, regulatory side with a belief in proactiveness, technology, communication, training, and development. Emma enjoys challenging the status quo and feels as an industry we need to continuously challenge the norm, innovate and be resilient.