Chris has held a variety of senior management roles for the UK Freight Transport Association and is a member of FTA’s Board. He is currently Director of Global & European Policy at the FTA where he is responsible for FTA’s maritime, rail and aviation policy. This includes responsibility for FTA’s Brussels operations. Chris is also Secretary General of the Global Shippers’ Forum which is administered by FTA. From 1997-2002 Chris was Secretary General of the European Shippers’ Council where he played the prominent role in deregulating EU shipping and air cargo markets, spear- heading a series of successful maritime legal cases culminating in the repeal of anti-trust immunity for liner shipping conferences in 2006. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).