MEET THE JUDGES

Andy Cliff, Straightforward Consultancy
Andy Cliff
Director
Straightforward Consultancy

Andy began his career in logistics as a Customs broker at Manchester Airport and progressed into regional and international roles at companies such as Kuehne & Nagel and DHL so has extensive knowledge of freight forwarding and international logistics. He used this market knowledge to launch Straightforward Consultancy in 2010, helping mid-sized companies to better control and manage their international logistics activity. Andy and his wife Diane run SCL day to day and act as virtual logistics managers for their customers, overseeing operational performance, managing freight costs and Customs compliance and steering them through the ever-changing logistics maze.

Ariaen Zimmerman, neAira Governance & Consultancy
Ariaen Zimmerman
Owner / Founder - Coach | Consultant
neAira Governance & Consultancy

Ariaen Zimmerman is a recurring judge for the Air Cargo News awards, bringing a career of over 20 years in Air Cargo Logistics with air carriers as well as with IATA. He shaped Polar Air Cargo's Global Key Accounts Program and initiated Saudia Cargo's Key Account Program.

Next to commercial roles with cargo airlines, Ariaen has been teaching Marketing at a Dutch University and led IATA's Cargo iQ initiative through one of its most tumultuous transitions from Cargo 2000 to Cargo iQ.

Ariaen is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and ethical business practices, which is why he started neAira Executive Performance. At neAira, he helps companies, and their teams and executives, navigate leadership and performance challenges; fostering an environment conducive to the growth and development of both businesses and their people.

As a judge for the annual Air Cargo News Awards, Ariaen brings his comprehensive understanding and dedication to the table. He is particularly interested in projects that have a significant impact on the way the air cargo industry addresses its challenges, from both a business and a people and planet point of view.

Brendan Sullivan, IATA
Brendan Sullivan
Global Head of Cargo
IATA

Brendan leads IATA’s cargo activities as the Global Head of Cargo. Before taking on this role in July 2021 Brendan held a number of roles in IATA covering cargo operations, e-commerce and dangerous goods. Prior to joining IATA in 2007, Brendan was at Air Canada managing various aspects of cargo operations, processes, and procedures. Passionate about air cargo, innovation, diversity and talent, Brendan also founded IATAs future air cargo executive FACE program and has a wealth of experience in logistics, operations, and people management.

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Logistics Trends & Insights LLC
Cathy Morrow Roberson
Logistics Trends & Insights LLC

Cathy Morrow Roberson heads up market research firm Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, which offers competitive and market analysis, M&A due diligence, and thought leadership content to off-the-shelf research reports for purchase.

Cathy also serves as Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association and writes columns, and provides research assistance to publications. She also writes the popular weekly LinkedIn newsletter, Freight Forward.

She participates in various conferences and webinars as a moderator or panelist. Her career spans libraries, startups, market research firms, and supply chain firms UPS and Transportation Insight.

Cathy has an undergraduate degree in History, a Minor in Economics, and two advanced degrees in Library Science and Business, specializing in Marketing and Finance. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys gardening and hiking.

Céline Hourcade, Change Horizon
Céline Hourcade
Founder & Managing Director
Change Horizon

Celine is a recognized driver of positive change with 20 years of experience in international environment. Former Head of Cargo Transformation at IATA and Transition Director of TIACA, Céline is the founder of Change Horizon, a management consulting company which supports aviation and logistics organizations with their sustainable corporate strategies, development, and transformation projects.

Celine and her team of consultants have a unique expertise in sustainability & innovation matters affecting the air cargo industry.

Passionate about learning & development, Celine is the co-founder of the IATA Future Air Cargo Executives (FACE) program to attract, develop and retain the young talents in the air cargo industry in 2013 and the Women in Aviation & Logistics (WAL) initiative to improve the gender balance within the industry in 2021.

Glyn Hughes, The International Air Cargo Association
Glyn Hughes
Director General
The International Air Cargo Association

Glyn has been involved in Air Cargo for nearly 40 years having started his career with British Caledonian in the UK. He joined IATA in 1991 and become IATA's Global Head of Cargo in June 2014. In February 2021, Glyn joined TIACA as its first Director general where he works with the Board to deliver the organization's vision for a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices, to sustainably serve trade and social development worldwide. Priority areas include safety, security, sustainability, digitalization and innovation. He is dedicated to developing collaborative relationships and is a firm believer in supporting the next generation of industry leaders and innovators.

Kate Jennings, Logistics UK
Kate Jennings
Director of Policy
Logistics UK

Kate joined Logistics UK as Policy Director in June 2022.

Kate started her career in the civil service, first in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, including a posting to Beijing working on the handover of Hong Kong. She subsequently worked in the Cabinet Office on the Better Regulation agenda, leading the secretariat for a PM-chaired committee which challenged Government to ensure regulation minimised costs on business.

Kate worked in the Department for Transport from 1990 – 2020 leading on EU and international transport policy; airport policy, airspace and passenger rights; and rail strategy including the launch of the Williams Rail Review. Most recently her responsibilities included policy on rail devolution, investment, workforce, and freight in addition to engagement with industry clients including Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group. From December 2019 to February 2020, Kate worked on the development of transport policy for EU exit.

From 2020 – June 2022 Kate was Policy Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA) – leading on coronavirus response, strategic engagement and diversity including the launch of the RIA Women in Rail Diversity and Inclusion Charter.