Kevin is an experienced transport and logistics professional with over 20 years’ experience in shipping and logistics operations at locations around the world. He is proficient in RoRo, LoLo, conventional, bulk, temperature-controlled, project cargo and most other seaborne trades, as well as air, land, rail transportation and storage. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Kevin is head of a large CILT-approved logistics education and training provider, delivering distance, blended and taught courses from introductory to degree level. Kevin is involved in logistics and supply chain teaching and training for many large multinational organisations and has developed logistics and supply chain programmes for several UK and overseas educational institutions.
Alan was involved in the creation of the first European Masters programme in Logistics and the Supply Chain at Cranfield University and subsequently became Head of the Distribution Studies Unit and Director of Studies for the MSc in 1986. His teaching specialisms include supply chain strategy, logistics network design, logistics outsourcing, freight transport planning and customer service. In recent years, has led the development and use of eLearning in the Cranfield School of Management, and has written a number of eLearning self-teaching modules in Transport and Logistics. In addition to his research and consultancy experience in transport and logistics, Alan has lectured both nationally and internationally and has published widely in these and associated areas.He is also co-author of the Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management. The third edition was published in May 2006.
Dr Khalid Bichou is a transport logistics and port consultant and is the co-founder of the Port Operations Research and Technology Centre (PORTeC) at Imperial College London. He has over 17 years of international experience in the port, maritime, transport and logistics industries including periods in senior positions and as Consultant and Adviser to global operators, financial institutions, governments and international agencies. His expertise spans port and maritime operations, transport economics and infrastructure, freight and distribution logistics, trade facilitation and supply chain security.
He was recently appointed Specialist Port Adviser to the House of Commons. He has published two books and over 30 papers and policy report. He is visiting academic in several universities and research institutions, both in the UK and abroad.
Catherine specialises in transactional work with a particular emphasis on the logistics sector. Before joining Holman Fenwick Willan, she spent nine years in the logistics sector working for a leading global air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics service provider and a major UK logistics specialist where she was senior counsel. She has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation with major blue chip customers on a pan-European basis. Catherine has handled commercial and insured disputes and dealt with a number of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposal of businesses and multi-jurisdictional joint ventures. Catherine is bilingual in French and English.
Craig Neame is a partner in Holman Fenwick & Willan, specialising in shipping, logistics and marine insurance. He is particularly well known for his expertise in liner shipping, multimodal transport, ports and terminals and project shipments. As well as litigation and insurance related matters, Craig also handles transactional projects within his areas of specialisation. He was previously a main board director of a leading freight forwarder where he combined commercial and legal roles. Craig is a member of the Legal and Insurance Committee of the British International Freight Association and the UK Government's Committee considering whether the UK should adopt the Rotterdam Rules.
Mark Rowbotham is a former officer of HM Customs & Excise, and established his own Customs Consultancy, PORTCULLIS ISC, in 1999. He advises on Customs & Excise issues, and delivers training courses in all aspects of Customs & Excise Procedures and Management. He is qualified in International Business, Export Management and Statistics, and gained his Masters Degree in 1995. He is also a qualified linguist, fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish. He has since worked as Customs Analyst in the international logistics sector before becoming an independent Customs & Excise Consultant in 1999. He has had several articles published in international trade magazines and journals on issues concerning Customs & Excise matters, and is a member of several Professional Institutes, including the Customs Practitioners Group.
Nigel Smith is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He qualified with a small firm of accountants before moving to Coopers and Lybrand as a training manager in 1971. In 1982 he set up his own training practice and has specialised in training finance in the Ports Industry since 1983. He currently lectures to large and small businesses and governmental bodies in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Far East.
Ben Waller has a range of experience in research, consultancy and executive teaching. His main area of expertise is in automotive supply chains, but he has also had experience of retail, aerospace and IT deployment to support non-auto manufacturing supply chains. Ben is a Senior Researcher with ICDP, an international research-based organisation focused on automotive distribution, and previously has been a Senior Research Associate at Cardiff Business School, a researcher at Monash University, Melbourne and was part of the team that worked on the 3DayCar Programme. Prior to a research and consultancy career, Ben was at the UK retailer Sainsbury's as a business analyst.