2020 was a tough year for many of us. As a Federation we provided a link to our members for all advice coming out of government and a platform for them to share best practice in what were extraordinary times. Our events programme had to be quickly converted to online formats and grew from Covid-19 briefings to a full blown conference, broadcast over an entire month, filled with interviews, live workshops and great discussion groups. Read all about this and more in our Annual Review.
In June 2019, The Cold Chain Federation became the latest incarnation of the trade body that has represented the UK temperature controlled storage and distribution industry for more than a century. Watch the video below and find out more.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
Tom Southall, Policy Director
Tom joined the Federation in November 2019 having spent 6 months previously on secondment with us. He is responsible for the development of the new Cold Chain Compliance product and other policy work including food safety, sustainability, energy efficiency and overseeing the Federation’s Climate Change Agreement.
Tom’s passion is long distance running… a marathon is just an arbitrary distance apparently.
Sharon Mughal, Membership Director
Sharon joined the Federation in January 2021. Her role is to increase member engagement and to recruit new members and is your first point of contact to find out more about the Federation and learn how we can support you.
Sharon is one of our creative team members. A keen gardener, she also enjoys landscape oil painting, writing poetry, traveling and meeting new people.
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.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors is made up of industry leaders, drawn from our member companies.
Tim Moran, Regional Vice President, Lineage Logistics
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.