July 22 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August.??

Keen joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in 1999. He was appointed an executive director of BIFA in 2009.

He is also chairman of the FIATA Multimodal Institute and a member of FIATA's extended board; vice chairman of CLECAT's Maritime Logistics Institute and a member of the CLECAT'S Board.

Keen said: "I am really pleased to be offered the opportunity to lead the trade association and am looking forward to working with the talented team within its board of directors, council and regional committees, as well as the management team in its secretariat.  Working together we will drive forward BIFA's representative role and deliver results for our membership."