Cold Chain Federation is the voice of the temperature-controlled supply chain in the UK. Our members are made up of businesses who operate frozen and chilled storage facilities and/or temperature-controlled distribution vehicles plus companies who have mutual commercial or policy interests.


The Federation is made up of a dynamic team, based in the countryside just South of Reading.

Shane Brennan, Chief Executive

Shane leads the team, having joined the Federation in July 2018. He is an experienced lobbyist and campaigner. He has worked in membership organisations across the food industry and brings a track record of running influencing campaigns that make a positive difference.

Shane is a political geek, he can recite sections of early 2000’s political drama the West Wing verbatim (don’t ask him to!). He is also a part time supporter of Bristol City and father to two girls.

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Jane Jones, Marketing and Events Manager

Jane joined the Federation in 2014, bringing varied, sales, marketing and event management experience. She has made a real impact on all aspects of Federation events.

She is a keen sportsperson and outdoor lover, with her current passion being for open water swimming. One husband, two children, two dogs. That’s enough to keep you busy.

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Tom Southall, Policy Advisor

Tom joined the Federation in March 2019 on secondment from our Climate Change Agreement partner Jacobs Engineering. Tom is helping to develop the new Cold Chain Compliance product.

Tom’s passion is long distance running… a marathon is just an arbitrary distance apparently.

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Nicola Goddard, Finance Manager

Nicola joined the Federation in 2016. She brings significant experience of managing the finances of a variety of companies. She makes sure the organisation is running like clockwork.

She’s kept busy by numerous outside work interests, mostly linked to community volunteer activities. She is also one half of the lunch time running club.

Yvonne Taylor, Executive Assistant and Membership Co-ordinator

Yvonne joined the Federation in 2013. Having worked in executive support and communications roles in a variety of companies, Yvonne is the knowledge center of the Federation’s people and membership.

Yvonne has a passion for travel, and sunshine generally, not necessarily the sort of person you would call naturally at home in a frozen warehouse. She is the other half of the lunch time running club.

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Our Board of Directors is made up of industry leaders, drawn from our member companies.

Tim Moran, Regional Vice President, Lineage Logistics

Vice President
Ian Desmonde, Managing Director, IBL Cold Stores Ltd


Meeting regularly, our expert groups set strategy and agree policy in the specific areas of warehousing, distribution and technical and safety. If you would like to get involved in any of the expert groups, please get in touch.