Our People

  • MarkRoyden

    MARK ROYDENDIRECTOR

    Mark joined in 2006 as Director and shareholder. Mark has been working in the logistics business for over 35 years. His philosophy of 1st class personal customer service underpins Global's service ethos.  Mark has a popular collection of catch phrases… that he enjoys more than his staf.

London Sea Operation

  • andy-costara

    ANDY COSTARA OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Andy has been with Global Forwarding since 1994 and plays a key role in the day-to-day running of the company. She is popular with customers and suppliers due to her detailed knowledge of the industry. Her bubbly personality has something to do with her popularity too!

  • JAYSHREE

    JAYSHREE 'JAY' PATELCUSTOMER SERVICES EXECUTIVE

    Jay has been working in the Freight Forwarding for over 18 years. She joined Global in 2015 and has since handled multi-modal shipments via sea, air and road freight. Imports, Exports, Consolidations - you name it and Jay has probably done it. She is a big fan of nutty dark chocolate so you can find her munching on some in the office from time to time.

  • KimScrivener

    KIM SCRIVENERCUSTOMER SERVICE EXECUTIVE

    Specialising in exports and insurance Kim has been with Global Forwarding for over 147 years! Being a keen foodie Kim occasionally shares her healthy culinary skills with the office. She is a dedicated swimmer and has the webbed toes to prove it.

  • NimeeGudka

    NIMEE GUDKACUSTOMER SERVICE EXECUTIVE

    Nimee came to Global in 2010 working in Imports/Exports and cross-trades. Nimee enjoys building relationships and keeping in touch with customers. Being an organised person she has the tidiest desk in the office.

  • KishoreSavjiani

    KISHORE SAVJIANICUSTOMER SERVICE EXECUTIVE

    Joining in 2013 he especially likes using the systems Global has created as it holds everything he needs to ensure that his customers are 110% satisfied. Kishore has a true passion for cricket and even has a sneaky peak of watching cricket on his phone…at lunch time of course!

  • binal

    BINAL GANESHCUSTOMS CLEARANCE CO-ORDINATOR

    In 2011 Binal started in the Imports departments then moved into Customs Clearance and HMRC. Binal especially likes the troubleshooting part of her role and learning about other countries shipping rules and regulations. Binal has a cheery disposition and is full of smiles. She always keeps a never ending supply of hand cream on her desk.

London Accounts

  • SmitaSitapara

    SMITA SITAPARAFINANCIAL CONTROLLER

    Smita joined in 1996 as a graduate and has flourished into her role as Head of Finance. With continually meeting deadlines and maintaining cost control she thrives in this role. Smita collects watches and brightens up the office by wearing a different one every day. She has a passion for spicy food - Yummy!

  • JagruttiTana

    JAGRUTI TANNASENIOR FINANCE ASSISTANT

    Joining Global in 2005 she became known to her colleagues as 'Jags'. Assisting the Financial Controller she has an excellent eye for detail and loves working with numbers. She has a unique talent of impersonating everybody in the office.

  • STYLIANI

    STYLIANI THEODOULOUACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

IT Department

  • SAMRAT

    SAMRAT RAHMANIT MANAGER

  • PANNY

    PANNY CHARALAMBOUSASSISTANT IT MANAGER

    Panny is one of our most recently appointed members and has been with us since 2018. He is eager to learn here at Global Forwarding and enjoys the challenge that is working in IT and is always trying to solve problems. Panny is an avid football fan and supports Liverpool FC. Outside of work you can catch him watching and playing football and enjoying some video games.

Sales

  • FRANCIS

    FRANCIS STEPHENSSALES DIRECTOR

    Francis has worked in the freight industry for many years - from the sea to the air, Francis has covered just about all of it! He has travelled on business from the US all the way across to India and he enjoys providing his customers with first class solutions. He is a fan of classic cars and is a regular swimmer at the weekend, so you can often find him at the local pool!

  • RASHMI

    RASHMI BAGATPROJECT MANAGER

    Rashmi has been in the ship-ping industry for over 35 years bringing his wealth of experience to Global in 2014. He likes the challenge of coordinating time zones and suppliers with meeting the client’s deadline. Rashmi enjoys travelling with work, and he is a devoted follower of cricket and tennis, and a fan of The Big Bang Theory - but that’s due to his family watching it - he has no say in the matter!

  • HASSAN

    HASSAN NASIRBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

London Air Heathrow

  • LeeThornton

    LEE THORNTONAIR FREIGHT MANAGER

    Lee has been in the air freight industry since 1979, bringing his wealth of knowledge to Global Forwarding in 2004. He opened the Heathrow Air Freight office in May 2013. He enjoys the customer interaction and maintaining relationships with customers. Lee is a golf enthusiast and you can find him on a green at the weekend. Global's very own Tiger Woods!

  • DAMIAN

    DAMIAN MUNASINHAAIR FREIGHT OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

    Damian has spent his whole career in Logistics and brought his vast experience to Global in 2018. Damian is very much a family man who spends the majority of the free time he has with the family. In the rest of his free time, if given the chance, you can find him at the golf course. Another...Tiger Woods?

  • Manchester Office

    • STEVE

      STEVE HORROCKSSALES DIRECTOR

      Steve started in the Freight Forwarding industry in 1991. He has been with the company since 2010 and heads the Manchester branch. With a wealth of knowlegde and experience Steve is proud to offer his customers a high level of customer service. As a true Mancunian he has a great sense of humour and whole-heartedly supports Manchester United (big mistake but this means he definitely has a sense of humour!).

    • AMANDA A

      AMANDA AWRAMENKO

      Amanda has been working in the Freight Forwarding industry for 14 years and enjoys her job with Global. She likes the daily structure involved within her role as she has an eye for detail. Outside of work Amanda admits to being a complete Disney geek and to having better geographical knowledge of the USA than the UK!

    • CHLOE

      CHLOE HENSHALLAIR FREIGHT OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

      You wouldn't have guessed that our youthful Chloe has been working in this field for 19 years. She enjoys learning new things in an ever-changing industry and getting the job done efficiently. Chloe appreciates client feedback as it helps her build a stronger working relationship with customers. Out of the office Chloe likes swimming, snorkeling and has a healthy obsession with the paranormal, including UFO sightings and hauntings.

    Ireland Office

    • WILLIAM

      WILLIAM BASHFORDBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    • ANN FORDE

      ANN FORDEPROJECT MANAGER

    • DAMIRA

      DAMIRA OMANOVICBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  • MICHAEL IORIO

    MICHAEL IORIOGENERAL MANAGER

    Michael has been in the industry for a mere 18 years mainly handling US Exports of all kinds. He finds the most enjoyable part is dealing with people in other countries and learning how things operate in other parts of the world; this improves your geography skills! Michael is a huge New York Yankees fan (baseball) and his other interests are going to concerts, hiking, travelling and trying to find homes for stray animals.

  • SueIngraffea-costara

    SUE INGRAFFEA IMPORT MANAGER

    Susan started working at Global Forwarding in 2003. She also has previous experience working for a steamship line. Susan handles imports from Asia to the US, all the way from booking to delivery and including documentation, tracking, and customer service. Susan loves cats, ice cream, and Latin pop stars.

  • GAIL

    GAIL AUSTINEXPORT COORDINATOR

    Gail has been in the Logistics business for 15 years. When she's not working she is mostly at the gym, but aside from the gym she loves travelling and enhancing her geograhical knowledge and also enjoys herself some Broadway plays, reading a book and cooking. Gail also loves family time - she has been married for 36 Years!

  • MaryJackson

    MARY JACKSONEXPORTS EXECUTIVE

    Mary has been working in the Logistics field for 10 years and joined Global Forwarding at the beginning of 2014. She has a strong background in customer service which is a vital part of her role which also includes: processing the bookings, track and trace sea shipments and data entry. Mary loves children and is a proud parent of one whom is her world. She adores shop-ping and is highly obsessed with fashion & photography. Mary makes the most of her spare time with her family and enjoying life!

  • VinnyBuffa

    VINNY BUFFALICENSED CUSTOMS BROKER

    Vincent has been a licensed customs broker since 1988 with 42+ years industry wide. He joined Global Forwarding in 2005. In his role great attention to detail is required for customs clearance, he also works closely with the FDA (Food & Drugs Administration). Vincent only works happily when there is a pack of BBQ potato chips on his desk. He is a keen golfer (that's Global's third Tiger Woods!) and has been interested in model rail roading since the 1980’s!

  • FernandoLavrador

    FERNANDO LAVRADORCUSTOMS BROKER

    Fernando has been in the industry since 1996 - he joined Global Forwarding in 2012. Fernando's role includes clearing cargo through US Customs and overseeing the paperwork to have the cargo released for the customers - this includes all other government agencies. He is enjoying his time at the company and working with a great team. Fernando never misses an episode of The Voice (not quite everyone's cup of tea!) and is a follower of football.

  • JohnWu

    JOHN WUBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    John Wu, has been in the transpacific trade since 1996, joining Global Forwarding in 2011. He knows logistics from A to Z on both sides of the Pacific with 6 years in Asia and 12 years in the USA. His Chinese language and cultural skills help with the smoothness of transactions. John has traveled extensively throughout China and a good part of South-East Asia. All of this has become knowledge to generate good logistic solutions for clients. John has a great talent for his role and is definitely an expert in his field!

  • LucyQuintalino

    LUCY QUINTALINOBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Lucy joined the company in 2004, after studying International Trade and Maritime Management at the College of Central London. She started for Global Forwarding in the UK office and relocated to New Jersey in 2008 where she quickly learned the ins and outs of Imports/Exports as part of the Operations team. In 2013 Lucy moved into a Business Development role to challenge herself. Lucy is passionate about her work - her bubbly personality and friendly manner ensure she is always there for her customers when they need her. Lucy is a huge Marmite fan - YUCK!

  • IROME

    IROME DHARMAKEERTHIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  • MICHAEL N

    MICHAEL NICOLAEXPORT COORDINATOR

    Michael has 11 years experience in the Logistics Business. He previously worked as a customer service representative but later became a trucking supervisor. He grew up in a coastal environment and is very much a family man, so outside of work you can find him relaxing by the sea, or spending time with family - or both!

  • SOLANGE G

    SOLANGE GONCALVESBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Solange joined Global in 2015 and has over 8 years of experience on the Transpacific Trade lane and strong knowledge on the Latin American lane. She enjoys interacting with many of the diverse cultural backgrounds that she comes across in this industry. When not at work, Solange loves to travel, visit the gym, go to concerts and enjoys American football while eating chicken wings and drinking the odd sip of beer!