Our Management Team

David Warren
Managing Director and Shareholder
David founded Avant in 1990 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Michael McLeod
Director of Trade Development and Shareholder
Michael joined Avant in 1999 to create and develop our Airfreight Department and our global agency network. He is responsible for trade development, network relations and major accounts. Michael’s experience and enthusiasm has helped create the growth engine for Avant’s business over the past 18 years.
Ray O'Rorke
Manager Pharma Division
Ray joined Avant in 1998 having spent 10 years honing his skills as manager of our airfreight department. His attention to the finest details and working to the most exacting standards, made him the obvious choice to head up the operations of our Pharma Division. Ray leads a team with a strong background in air and sea freight, working within current GDP and customer compliance requirements.
Michael Jordan
Risk Management and Compliance Manager
Michael holds a Master’s Degree in enterprise management and is a certified lead auditor of ISO management systems including quality, environment and information security. Michael is responsible for Risk Management and for ensuring the company meets its global compliance obligations – especially those that apply in highly regulated environments such as pharma.