Robert Fordree

Robert Fordree started his aviation career with Lufthansa Cargo at Heathrow Airport and worked in a number of operational roles. He then moved to Menzies Aviation with responsibility for cargo commercial activity across the UK before assuming responsibility as VP Global Key Accounts. Fordree’s next move was to spend nearly a decade with Etihad Airways where he spent most of his time as Head of Cargo Operations in Abu Dhabi. He returned to the UK in October 2017 for his second stint with Menzies Aviation, this time based in Edinburgh as VP Cargo Development with a mandate to deliver product development in the cargo sector.  He then took on the responsibility for overall global commercial activity for the group as SVP Commercial before returning to his cargo roots as EVP Global Cargo Services.  In late 2023 the Middle East lured him back, this time to Emirates SkyCargo as SVP Cargo Operations Worldwide based in Dubai.