CBAFF elects first female president


First Global Logistics senior manager and shareholder Rachel Madden has been elected the first female president of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand (CBAFF).

Succeeding Chris Edwards in the role, after serving two years as the organisation’s vice-president, Mrs Madden said she was “honoured” by the appointment. “In today’s environment it is extremely important that CBAFF continues to both advocate for our members and ensure our voice is heard, as it has been in recent years,” said Mrs Madden.

“There are many challenges still facing the supply chain in New Zealand that we need to action now.”

Understood to be one of few senior female executives in the logistics sector, Mrs Madden has a degree in international business and extensive experience in freight-forwarding and logistics in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. CBAFF’s vice-presidents have been confirmed as Burnard International director Hamish Milne and Jenners Worldwide Freight general manager Katrina Jenner.  Ms Jenner is continuing a family tradition. Her father Ian Jenner was the last president of the New Zealand Society of Customs Brokers (NZSCB).

Mr Edwards, who is also Go Logistics Group managing director, will remain on the organisation’s executive council as immediate past president.

Source: Iain MacIntyre The New Zealand Shipping Gazette May 28, 2022

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