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Committee Members Appointed to Strengthen South Africa Cold Chain

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) branch in South Africa on December 1 announced its 2023 slate of Risk Management Committee and Food Safety & Compliance Committee members.

The Risk Management Committee was established to study and review items related to risk management in cold storage facilities at all levels of operations, with a goal of improving performance and minimizing the risk of members and the industry at large. Its eight members serving in 2023 are:

• Gerhard Coetzee, Financial Director, Sequence Logistics (Chair)
• Carlos De Mendonca, General Manager, Crossberth Cold Stores (Vice-Chair)
• Alasdair Martin, Risk & Compliance Executive, Vector Logistics
• Glen Vincent, Business Development Africa Executive, Digistics
• Greg Stephenson, Operations Manager, Reefer Cold Storage
• Ivan Sutic, Financial Director, Chilleweni Cold Storage Solutions
• Mesuli Mdluli, Maintenance Manager, CCS Logistics
• Ronald Williams, Operations Manager, CCS Logistics

The Food Safety & Compliance Committee was created so that members could discuss the regulations and standards impacting the cold chain logistics and cold storage industry in South Africa and collectively build stronger relationships between industry and related government agencies. Its nine committee members serving terms next year are:

• Larna Jodamus, Compliance Manager, CCS Logistics (Chair)
• Verona Ramsook, Group Food Safety Manager, SnoLink Logistics (Vice-Chair)
• Altie van Zyl, Food Safety Manager – Crossberth Cold Stores
• Caren Milne, Compliance Officer, Reefer Cold Storage
• Colin Barker, Compliance Manager, Table Bay Cold Storage
• Glen Vincent, Business Development Africa Executive, Digistics
• Johan (JF) Grobbelaar, Warehouse Manager, Sequence Logistics
• Kelsey Faulmann, Compliance Officer – CCS Logistics
• Sevana Ganes, SHERQ Executive – Vector Logistics

“I am very proud of the work done by these committees in 2022 and excited to work with these leaders who have made the commitment to help strengthen South Africa’s cold chain in 2023. These committees assist GCCA Africa in creating exponential value for our members,” said Capetown-based Regional Director Lizelle van der Berg.

Committee service offers members the opportunity to engage in focused, high-level strategic discussions about the industry and/or association programs. This is a unique chance for members to learn from their peers while giving back to the association by sharing their time and experience. Participation in committees is restricted to individuals from member companies only.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance works throughout Africa to strengthen the temperature-controlled food products industry and maintain product integrity and quality between rural areas and more populous cities. Member services in the region range from post-harvest technical assistance to international connections for companies involved in the importing and exporting of temperature-controlled products.