GENEVA - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment, effective from June 9, of Glyn Hughes as the association’s next global head of cargo. 

Glyn Hughes joined IATA in 1991 during which cargo accounts settlement service, grew from 35 to close to 100 operations  In recent years, he led IATA Cargo’s initiatives and was part of the Global Air Cargo advisory group steering committee.

Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and chief executive officer said: “I am delighted that Glyn has agreed to become our new Head of Cargo. He has worked very closely with Des Vertannes these past four years and is well placed to continue the important work of driving the transformation of the air cargo business and supporting our members in the delivery of industry objectives.

"He is well known and respected across the air cargo industry and I know he will have tremendous goodwill and support. Air cargo faces considerable challenges and we have an ambitious goal to improve the industry’s competitiveness through a cut in end-to-end shipping times of up to 48 hours. 

Glyn and his team will be dedicated to that goal, as well as to deliver the industry priorities of safety, security, quality, modernization and transformation through the e-cargo agenda.”