About HAE Group

Multi-platform air cargo industry services provider

HAE Office

The History of HAE Group

HAE was founded in 1997 at East Midlands Airport in the UK by a team with a passion for offering competitive GSSA services that help our customers and airline partners grow. From then onwards we have grown to have over 280 industry professionals to support your business with offices in the UK, US, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, Kenya and Middle East region centered from our office in the U.A.E.

The competitive GSSA services have now been broadened to include Solutions, Handling and Training.

The HAE Leadership Team

HAE’s leadership team is drawn from a number of key areas of the industry that we serve. Our Directors have had senior management experience in Airlines, Freight Forwarding, Military Logistics, UK Domestic Parcel Operations, Express Integrators and Supply Chain Management. Our leadership team all have business unit responsibilities as well as leading the group’s strategy for our airline partners and customers alike.

Colin White

Colin White · Group Managing Director

Colin was trained and worked for KPMG for 7 years, spending 4 years working in London as a manager in KPMG’s Corporate Turnaround/Transaction Services team. He joined Reed Aviation Ltd, a specialist forwarder and aircraft ground handling company, in December 1994 as Financial Controller. He was made Finance Director in 1996 and sold Reed Aviation to Aviance in August 2001. He joined HAE Group in January 2002 as Financial Controller and became Finance Director in 2003 and was appointed Group Managing Director in January 2016.

Neville Karai

Neville Karai · Director

Neville Karai joined HAE in 2007, having had Senior Management experience in a number of areas of the air cargo industry including Integrators, freight forwarding and airlines. He is now responsible for a number of Strategic Projects and Network Development in a number of key locations. Neville is based at our UK HQ in EMA.

Richard Thackery

Richard Thackeray · Director

Richard Thackeray has been with HAE since the startup of the company in 1997. Prior to HAE he worked as Cargo Manager for a UK airline and held earlier roles in the management of a freight forwarding business. His current role encompasses commercial oversight of the historic EU offshore business and more recently, Network Operational management of the Americas. Richard is based at our UK HQ in EMA.

Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson · President, Americas

Ian Hutchinson joined HAE in 2000 as MD of the group’s Irish operation, following a number of years with Chapman Freeborn. He graduated from University College Cork with a Master in Economics. 2004 saw his departure to join HAE US based in Chicago. Ian is currently based in Ireland, from where he manages the Americas.