James Hookham MSc BTech (Hons)
Global Shippers Forum

James Hookham is the Secretary General and a Board Director of the Global Shippers Forum.

GSF is the global voice of shippers (importers and exporters) and international supply chain managers who are responsible for consignment of goods across the world using all modes of transport, but principally as the customers of container shipping lines and air cargo carriers. GSF is an international membership organisation with 20 national and regional shipper associations in membership from 4 continents. It champions cargo owners’ interests with international regulatory agencies in pursuit of the safe, efficient and sustainable transport of goods.

James took over the running of GSF in May 2018 and is accountable for the execution of policy campaigns and business strategy, reporting to the GSF Board. He is also Deputy Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association that represents the multimodal logistics interests of over 17,000 members in the UK.

James is married and lives in Kent – the ‘Garden of England’. He is a graduate in Environmental Science from the University of Bradford, completed a Masters degree in the safe transport of dangerous goods at the University of Manchester and reckons that Steely Dan are the best rock and roll band in the world!


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