November 7 - Toll Group has appointed Thomas Knudsen as its president for global forwarding, based in Singapore.

Mr Knudsen is to oversee Toll's Global Forwarding division, providing international air and ocean freight forwarding and supply chain management services.

These include everything from complex supply chain services to port-to-port freight forwarding.

With more than 25 years of experience in logistics, having held executive leadership roles in commercial, trade and route management around the world, Knudsen joins Toll from Damco where he was Asia Pacific regional ceo.

In his new role, Mr Knudsen is to lead a team of more than 3,100 Toll team members across 26 countries, as well as a network of agents.

Toll Group's managing director, Michael Byrne, said Knudsen's appointment comes at a critical time for the business.

"Knudsen brings a proven track record in delivering results in a highly competitive industry," said Byrne. "The strategy for our transformation of our global forwarding business is clearly defined and we are starting to see good results. Knudsen will accelerate the good progress that Toll is making to restore its global forwarding business back into sustainable growth."