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.

Neville Karai

Neville Karai · Group Managing 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 the Senior Management Team at HAE Group globally. Neville is based at our UK HQ in EMA.

Richard Thackery

Richard Thackeray · Chief Operating Officer

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. As Chief Operating Officer Richard is responsible for a number of our key business units including our Offshore Services Division. Richard is based at our UK HQ in EMA.

Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson · Chief Commercial Officer

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 based in Ireland from where as Chief Commercial Officer he heads up our GSSA, Solutions and Wholesaler activity.