Matthew is an experienced logistics and courier senior manager, spending nearly 16 years in operations management at FedEx Express. Matthew first joined the board of CFL in 2013 as the shareholder representative for FedEx Express and as chair of the board instigated the move of employing an independent chairman to take CFL forward. He was appointed Managing Director in January 2017.
When Matthew isn’t thinking about how to make things better for the courier industry he enjoys unwinding watching sport, keeping fit, drinking wine and cooking. Sometimes all at the same time.
Piers was appointed as Chairman to Courier Facilities Limited in February 2015. He previously held a number of executive roles in financial services including: Service Director for Barclays UK branches; senior executive roles at Flemings; UK Chief Executive Officer of Insinger de Beaufort, the Anglo-Dutch private investment bank. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Hyde Housing Association Ltd, ACS International Schools Ltd, Chair of Ploughshare Innovations Ltd and a Governor of Croydon College.
Piers was awarded an MBE for public services in 2009 and outside of the office he enjoys riding his motorbike, sailing, skiing, following rugby union and travel.
Umar started out at Heathrow as a young apprentice working with some of the largest freight forwarding businesses. Umar joined Aramex 7 years ago as a junior Business Development Manager and has grown throughout the business specialising in eCommerce. His roles have included business development across Europe into international markets, managing the express and eCommerce products and today he heads Aramex UK (including Air, Ocean, Land, Fulfilment and Express products).
Umar’s infectious positivity rapidly drove him through the path of his career and this positive mentality reflects in his personal life too. Once Umar is away from his desk and work life he enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with family. When in a more active mood his hobbies include anything with a powerful engine and adrenaline invoking, such as his motorbike & flying lessons!
Tania Boyes was appointed Director Operations, Cargo at Virgin Atlantic in 2018 and is responsible for the delivery of world class operations, including safety and security, compliance, business improvement and innovation.
Previously, as Head of Safety at Virgin Atlantic, Tania spent five years as the airline’s nominated European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ‘Safety Manager’ responsible for the development, administration and maintenance of the Safety Management System (SMS). In this role, she led a team responsible for all aspects of flight safety, ground operations safety, engineering safety, cabin safety and occupational health & safety.
Tania started her career with Airbus UK before joining Virgin Atlantic in 2001 as a Development Engineer, and later holding senior posts in Engineering Safety and Quality Assurance.
Mark was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Courier Facilities Limited in February 2016 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. He has also worked as an independent consultant to a number of PE houses, helping them on both new investments and existing portfolio companies.
Mark is the former Finance Director of the award winning City & County Healthcare, which offers support services to enable elderly and disabled people to live independently in their own homes.
Mark was awarded FD of the Year in 2013. In 2013, Graphite backed an MBO from Sovereign Capital following a dual track exit. Mark joined in 2009 from Reliance Security Group where he was Group FD and helped delist the company from the AIM market. Prior to this he was CFO at ACR Logistics (the former Hays Logistics) which was Platinum Equity backed and sold on to Kuehne + Nagel in 2006. This followed a career in industry with senior financial roles at British Airways and Vauxhall.
His interests include sport and opera and he completed the London Marathon for charity in April 2017.
Rob is the founder and owner of Mark 3 International. Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the courier industry.
Karen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Courier Facilities Limited in December 2017. Karen’s career spans the globe having led Information Technology and Digital Services in consumer products, manufacturing and retail in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. A native New Zealander, Karen graduated from Otago University with a degree in Finance and Accounting but discovered early on that customer experiences could be transformed through the use of technology. This passion quickly developed into a career in technology, focusing on improving customer experience, supply chain optimisation, business process automation, ecommerce and digital engagement. In her spare time Karen enjoys open water swimming, mountain biking, opera and (given her kiwi heritage) an ardent All Blacks supporter.
Rod has been a Non-Executive Director of Courier Facilities Limited since 2009 and has been actively involved in their development and management since 1995.
Rod is an experienced Aviation and Logistics Professional, with a track record of successful commercial operations and project planning & delivery. Originally an Air Cargo specialist, he has worked for Freight Forwarders and Airlines (including 7 years at Virgin Atlantic) and has spent the last 20 years with ACP Worldwide.
Rod has been instrumental in the launch of several airlines in the UK and overseas and has also managed Air Charter projects for Relief organisations, Sports Teams and the UK / US Military.
Paul was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Courier Facilities Limited in July 2011 and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Paul has 25 years’ experience working within the Express community at Heathrow Airport, most notably for Bridges Worldwide Plc for the last 22 years, where he has risen through the company from Operations Agent (based at CFL) to Operations Manager, to General Manager and more recently as Managing Director.