New board appointment at Gangmaster Licensing Authority

New representation for the food and drink industry on the Ganmaster' Licensing Authority's board.

Food and Drink Federation Director, Angela Coleshill, has been appointed to the Gangmaster Licensing Authority’s board.

Ms Coleshill, who is director of HR and competitiveness at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has been appointed to represent food and drink industry interests on the board which was established in 2005 to protect workers from exploitation.

Ms Coleshill brings over 20 years experience in fast moving operational leadership roles within contracted services, executive search, food production and retailing, to the GLA.

It is the GLA’s responsibility to regulate gangmasters and employment agencies providing staff to sectors including agriculture, horticulture, forestry and food and drink processing and packaging.

To qualify for a GLA licence, gangmasters must meet high standards on pay, accommodation, health and safety and training.

Commenting on her appointment Angela Coleshill said: “The food supply chain is committed to being a responsible employer and the GLA is in place to ensure that no worker is unfairly treated. My role on the board will ensure that food and drink manufacturers’ perspectives are represented and bring the sector’s knowledge and experience to this important regulatory role.”