Fastway Couriers Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Brem Ellingham as Chairman of Fastway Couriers, effective immediately.  Bill McGowan has retired as Chairman, however he will continue in the role of Non-Executive Director.   

Brem has extensive experience with Fastway; he was appointed CEO of Fastway Couriers in New Zealand in 1993 and has been on the Fastway Couriers Board since 1998, then in 2009 he was appointed Group Managing Director. 

The Chairman’s role is in addition to his current position as Group Managing Director. Brem’s new responsibilities include the management and expansion of Fastway Global, which oversees the operation of the Fastway brand in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Northern Ireland and South Africa.

This year, the Fastway group of companies enjoyed a record profit, and with an ever increasing customer base, the business has increased its market penetration in the five countries they operate in.

“I’m excited by my new role as Chairman of Fastway Global and look forward to working closely with our management teams and the board to capitalise on the many opportunities available to us in this very dynamic market,” said Brem. 

“The growth in the online retail industry has played an important role in how Fastway has evolved to what it is today, and we’ll continue to provide innovative technology and solutions to domestic and international online retailers.”

Having a strong affiliation with franchising, Brem has served on the board of the Franchise Association of New Zealand, and in 2012, he was recognised as the Business Person of the Year at the Westpac Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce annual business awards.   

Brem explains “I’m passionate about franchising, and Fastway’s core strength is our franchise model which has driven the companies’ success and our franchise partners’ success.”

The Board would also like to acknowledge the leadership and contribution of Bill McGowan both as founder of Fastway and during his time as Chairman.

Source: Fastway Couriers media release.