Niall Mackay - Obituary

We are very sad to report that Niall Mackay, managing director of Gerson Relocation Ltd passed away on 22nd August 2017. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of July 2017.

Niall Mackay obituary
Niall started his career in the moving industry with Giltspur Bullen’s in 1975 where he became operations manager. In 1980, he left them to join Amertrans, also as Operations Manager where he remained until 1982.In 1983, Niall joined Michael Gerson Ltd as an account manager at the head office in Whetstone and subsequently took-up the vacant position of general manager of the Daventry based operation in 1995.In 2002 Niall was part of the management team that acquired the business from the Gerson family and from that time he remained as managing director of the company.Niall served a term as chairman of One-Group, the European based relocation network and he also sat on the FIDI Experts Panel.The funeral took place at Cublington, near Aylesbury on 30th August 2017 and it was attended by many of his friends from the moving industry in the UK and around the world.Chris Mackley, who worked with Niall for over 30 years at Gerson’s said, “Niall’s illness and passing has been a great shock to all of us at Gersons. Many of us have worked with Niall for many years and we remember him as a good man, a kind man, a man of integrity and a man with a great sense of humour. We all miss him terribly.”Gerson Relocation were winners of Relocate’s Best International Removals Provider Award 2017. On behalf of the relocation community we wish to pass on our condolences to Niall Mackay’s family and the team at Gerson Relocation. Gerson Relocation have been inundated with messages of condolence from friends and colleagues from around the world. All of these have been passed-on to Niall’s wife Jenny and she has asked that the following message of thanks be passed-on:Please pass on my thanks to all who attended and sent cards and good wishes to me. There were so many that I won't be able to thank each one individually, but I would like all to know how much it meant to me that so much effort was made by so many and how comforted I am to know how well loved and respected Niall was.Relocate’s new Global Mobility Toolkit provides free information, practical advice and support for HR, global mobility managers and global teams operating overseas.Global Mobility Toolkit download factsheets resource centreAccess hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online DirectoryClick to get to the Relocate Global Online Directory  

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