OUR PEOPLE

Our people are the key to delivering every one of our customers with the very best service.

They communicate openly and honestly, anticipating problems and delivering the consistent results that are considered an “investment” by our customers.

SENIOR TEAM

Peter O’Brien

Managing Director

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Working in forwarding and logistics since 1974, Peter held a variety of operational roles at a number of levels, progressing to Directorship at Norman Global in 1992.

In 1999 Peter led the management buyout of the business’ founders and was subsequently promoted to Managing Director.

Peter has overseen the continued growth of the business and expansion of the Norman Global Logistics office network, in the UK and Asia.

Martin Rue

Director

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Martin started work in the shipping industry in 1979, joining the new Felixstowe Offices of Norman Shipping in 1982.

In recognition of the contribution he made to the success of the Felixstowe operation, including positioning Norman Shipping as the primary shipping provider to key industry verticals, Martin was made a director in 1992.

In 1999 Martin joined the management buyout team that formed Norman Global Logistics, and in 2010 he helped establish the Asian network with the successful launch of Norman Global Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Gary Dean (1961-2022)

Director

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Gary joined Norman Shipping in 1979 as an airfreight import clerk and quickly rose through the ranks, first as a supervisor and then manager of the air freight department.

In 2000, ten years after becoming a director, Gary together with fellow board members Pete O’Brien, Martin Rue and Nigel Short (now retired) bought the business and renamed it Norman Global Logistics.

Gary Dean sadly passed away in December 2022, but his legacy is a prosperous, secure and forward-looking business, together with a multitude of friends and colleagues who will all always miss his presence.

Kevin McNamara

Director

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Kevin joined Norman Shipping in 1985, as the airport courier, at the tender age of 17.

Quietly impressing with his commitment to excellence, Kevin progressed through a variety of roles and rose in seniority to eventually become a director in 2011.

Kevin travels extensively, particularly in the USA and Far East, building agent relationships, developing commercial responsibilities and managing Norman Global Logistics network activity, to help grow the business.

Stefan Holmqvist

Managing Director, Norman Global Logistics (Hong Kong)

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Amassing 25 years industry experience, Stefan has worked in a variety of logistics, freight operations and commercial roles, at managerial and senior executive levels in Sweden and Asia.

For the last decade Stefan has resided in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong, leading and building new operations and existing businesses.

In 2010 Stefan joined Norman Global Logistics to extend the business’ footprint to Asia and subsequently established Norman Global Logistics Hong Kong.

As managing director Stefan has overseen the growth of NGL in Hong Kong and its continuing expansion in China and Asia.