TEAM
CLIVE

CLIVE was founded in 2011 by Joe Forbes, Ash Nelson and Niall van de Wouw. We provide software applications to improve commercial decision making. And we focus solely on the air cargo industry. The main design principle for all our applications is that they should be a simple as Google, and pretty as Apple.

CLIVE is part of the Biarri Group, an Australian owned and operated commercial mathematics company. Biarri provides usable mathematics to help businesses operate more efficiently. The core of the Biarri Group is built around a team of mathematicians, business analysts, developers and designers.

Both CLIVE and Biarri are recognized for their innovative approach. CLIVE was finalist for the 2015 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards and Biarri was finalist for the 2014 INFORMS Franz Edelman award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

CLIVE is further partner of CHAMP Cargosystems. This partnership enables CHAMP’s customers to simplify the integration of CLIVE’s allocation management application with Cargospot.

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I AM CLIVE

Joe Forbes

Joe, co-founder of CLIVE, believes that commercial mathematics is only truly powerful when it is simple to use and produces real world results. Joe is creating a group of Biarri businesses that blend good design and mathematics, providing accessible business analytics and optimisation. Most importantly he wants to work with smart people who build clever solutions that Biarri’s clients love to use. Prior to becoming involved in corporate mathematics, Joe worked as a management consultant in Australia, Asia, the UK and the US.

Ellie Foxcroft

Originally from an Operations Research background, Ellie has been involved with many aspects of project delivery in her time as a consultant. She has experience in logistics as well as the rail and post industries. And she enjoys the challenge of understanding the details of processes and requirements specific to individual project domains. She was instrumental in building CLIVE’s proprietary algorithm for measuring the allocation performance.

Andrew Grenfell

Andrew is an optimisation expert and web developer, and he oversees Biarri’s and CLIVE’s technical direction. Prior to joining Biarri in 2008 he worked at an Operations Research company which was part of the Boeing group. He has overseen the development and implementation of numerous mathematics solvers and analytical tools in the domains of air cargo, rail asset usage, network flow and supply chain modelling.

Jan Meurer

Jan is advisor to CLIVE. During his 40 year tenure in the freight transportation industry he has gathered a wealth of experience from his postings on four different continents. As a former KLM Cargo executive he has first-hand experience on what it takes to develop and implement IT solutions in the logistics business, that truly support the business. His activities within CLIVE focus on expanding the business, and being a strategic sounding board for CLIVE’s management.

Niall van de Wouw

Niall is managing director of CLIVE. He co-founded CLIVE in 2011 with the aim to deliver humanized technology to the air cargo domain. Previously he worked at Seabury Cargo Advisory, Jeppesen (a Boeing subsidiary) and KLM Cargo. He has close to 25 years of experience in the air cargo domain, which started with building cargo pallets during his university days. He gets energized from connecting field and HQ departments, and is always on the look-out for ways to improve ‘things’.