GMLN Management Team

Ned Downey – President & Founder

I have been involved in the International freight forwarding business for over 41 years and served my time at various levels within the industry. Starting my career on a motor bicycle to working my way up the ladder in various roles for Williams Airfreight, Lep International, Cassin Air Transport and then taking that big step to working for myself in 1985. Up until 2 years ago I managed my own independent freight forwarding business airsea Ireland and decided to sell it to pursue a career in NETWORKING. To this end GMLN was formed and the many challenges that setting up a unique worldwide brand presents. Today GMLN is steadily growing, and the different modes and special transportation requirements in the logistics chain are been provided for by members all under one roof. International forwarding, Logistics, International and domestic home moves, niche markets like pet transportation, excess baggage, AOG , exhibition and Special Project Services. I believe with my experience at various levels in our industry and contacts round the Globe, that GMLN will provide a serious platform for companies wishing to expand and grow their businesses on a worldwide stage. I was President of IACI – Irish Air Cargo Institute 1996 / 97 , and served as a board member of CPN – Cargo Partners Network for 6 years. I am offering my expertise to members who join GMLN and will help those members to grow their businesses in the markets they sell to. Where we do not have a member we will recommend a suitable partner to meet all your needs and requirements.


Peter Shepherd – Executive Sales Director 


With over 40 years in the business, mostly in sales with roles up to Director, Worldwide sales for a top 3 UK Freight Forwarder, my network and contacts are enormous.

I have belonged to 2 major networks and I realize the highs and lows of this particular opportunity of partnering the right kind of independent forwarder with a GMLN member.

I have known Ned for many years and look forward to bringing new members on-board with the highest level of support and commitment, to continue the growth of this unique and very professional network.

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