Meet Our Management Team

Chris Locher – Managing Director

Chris has worked in the industry since 1988, where he soon settled into his current position as export manager. In addition to helping his clients through trucker's strikes, longshoreman's strikes, port foreman strikes, tug boat captain strikes, railway strikes, and disruptions caused by the Kobe earthquake and Sendai tsunami, he has remained an active member of the BCTA Intermodal Container Committee, as well as Port Metro Vancouver's GPS Working Group. In addition to all this, he still finds time to ski, mountain bike, and act as both president and coach of his son's local Lacrosse Association.

Greg Locher – Managing Director

Greg has worked in the Industry for over 25 years. He gained a wealth of experience managing the Vancouver Airport office, and running LEI’s Sea/Air program over the last 15 years. Having begun his career at LEI working the Westcon Warehouse facility as a teenager, Greg has gained knowledge and experience from the ground up.

PETER BROERKEN – GROUP CONTROLLER

Peter is a Director and Controller of the LEI Group. He joined LEI in 1992 and is responsible for the LEI Group administrative and financial affairs. Prior to joining LEI he worked as senior accountant for a local Chartered Accounting firm where he obtained is CA designation in 1990.

Ron GrAy – Vice President

Ron has over 40 years experience in the international transportation industry. He has worked in all aspects of international freight forwarding, from air, ocean, truck and rail, and had covered both import and export operations. Ron has travelled extensively throughout the world, gaining valuable insights on various customs and practices from many diverse cultures. Ron is actively involved with industry associations such as the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, as well as other various industry related committees and associations.

Kelli Killoran-Yeh – Vice President, LEI Customs Brokers Inc.

Kelli began her career in Toronto in 1994 as a junior rater and went on to receive her Qualified Customs Brokers status from Revenue Canada in 1995. She joined LEI Customs Brokers in October of 1995 as a rater and later moved to a supervisory position.  She was promoted to Customs Manager in 2001.  Kelli received her Certified Customs Specialist status with the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers in 2003. With many years of experience in all modes of customs clearance, audit, finance and management, Kelli went on to receive her professional status from the Canada Border Services Agency in 2012.

Farideh MacRae – Project Manager

With over 25 years of freight forwarding and project management experience, Farideh has the expertise and the industry connections needed to manage large-scale projects. She had worked as an instructor of transportation logistics at BCIT, and has served in advisory capacities for many transport associations. Having worked extensively with major mining and energy companies operating in remote areas all over Canada and abroad, she is well suited to handle the challenges involved with projects of any scope.

CATHY ARBON - Branch Manager, LEI UK

Cathy has over 25 years experience in a broad range of roles in the shipping and logistics industry handling both Imports and Exports, Sea and Air.

Cathy believes that Customer Service, a "can do attitude" together with networking, is key to business development. Cathy is currently a "fellow" at the local university helping students to make that transition from study to work.

PATTY LISOWICK - branch manager, winnipeg

Patty joined the LEI team in 1985  as a warehouse administrator and has steadily advanced to her current role as Winnipeg Branch manager. Prior to assuming the Branch manager role Patty was  Export Manager (both Air and Ocean) and assistant branch manager. In her personal time away from the office she manages a Winnipeg area junior hockey team.

Neil Lane- Branch Manager, Montreal

Neil has over 30 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. In addition to this, he has previously owned and operated two of his own companies. He has also been the Traffic Manager for one of the largest mail order house companies in Canada. Neil brings a unique perspective to his position through his previous experience as a small business owner and a Traffic Manager allowing him to better serve the needs of LEI customers.

Cheryl Pye-Finch , Branch Manager, Toronto

Cheryl has over 34 years experience in the Freight Forwarding Industry.
She currently holds the following designations, CIFFA, P.Log, and IMDG with Dangerous Goods Training

Leslie Ng - Branch Manager, Calgary

With 7 years in the industry, CIFFA certification, and a background in managing large-scale renewable energy projects, Leslie brings a wealth of experience to LEI’s Western Canada operations.