Bob Matharoo, Head of Cargo, Bournemouth Airport

Bob Matharoo

Bob’s career in the air cargo sector took off in the 1990s when he acquired his skills and knowledge at Lufthansa Cargo School in Seeheim. Throughout his professional journey, Bob has held various roles in a range of industry-related companies, including cargo agents, handling agents, airlines, a GSA, and even an airport. This diverse background has endowed him with valuable experience and expertise, enabling him to thrive in his pursuits.

Bob’s remarkable career includes a successful 14-year tenure as the Regional Cargo Manager, overseeing Europe, CIS, Russia, and India for BMI Cargo. During this time, he occupied multiple positions that contributed to the growth and development of the business. He later assumed the role of Commercial Director at Global Airline Services Ltd (GSA), where he played a pivotal role in advancing the company’s commercial endeavours for six years. In 2018, Bob ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing his own consulting company, Y2 Solutions Ltd, which specializes in providing logistical solutions for the industry.

Currently, Bob holds the position of Head of Cargo at CargoFirst/Bournemouth Airport. In this role, he collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, including directors and executive directors. Bob’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of effective operational and commercial systems and processes to ensure the airport’s success. His expertise and leadership are instrumental in managing and delivering critical functions for the airport.

Outside of work, Bob indulges in various interests and hobbies. He is passionate about traveling, as well as playing and watching football and golf. Above all, he cherishes spending quality time with his family.