Chris Buckerfield joined the air cargo industry at Heathrow Airport (London) at age sixteen. After completing his national service in the Royal Air Force, where he became lightweight boxing champion, he returned to Heathrow. He joined Seaboard in the early 1960s and rose to become Seaboard's station manager at Heathrow.
After the Seaboard merger with Flying Tigers, Chris worked for Concord Express at Heathrow and was instrumental in setting up their ramp operations. He then joined Emery Worldwide as UK managing director. He moved with Emery to Hong Kong as the director for Asia. Finally, he joined Air Express International (AEI) in 1993 and served as vice president Europe & UK until his retirement in 1999.
Chris is survived by his wife of 49 years, Leanne; and his sons Mike and Steve.