For Immediate Release

February 28, 2023 (Arlington, VA) – GCCA has recruited a new Senior Adviser to support the delivery of a renewed international communications and advocacy strategy.

Shane Brennan joins the team bringing his significant experience in government relations, public affairs and communications, working in both the UK and European Union.  He will work alongside the senior leadership team and International Directors to grow the reach and impact of the GCCA as the international voice of businesses in the cold chain.

Shane Brennan will be combining his role as Senior Adviser to GCCA, with his role as Chief Executive of the Cold Chain Federation, cementing the ongoing partnership between these two organisations.

GCCA President and CEO, Matt Ott said: “I am delighted to welcome Shane into the team. Shane brings an impressive record building up Cold Chain Federation in the UK. Throughout Brexit and Covid, Shane has been a regular presence across national print and broadcast media, speaking up for cold chain. He has also built CCF into a trusted adviser of UK Government and is respected by colleagues across Europe.

“GCCA and CCF have a close partnership. I am grateful to the Board of CCF that they have allowed Shane to take on this role as an Adviser to GCCA alongside his role as their Chief Executive.”

Shane Brennan said: “I am excited to join the GCCA team. The past 4 years have shown just how important the cold chain is. Our members have kept the world fed through a global pandemic, navigated an energy crisis, and sit at the forefront of the technological revolution sweeping logistics. GCCA is uniquely placed to lead the global conversation about the future of our supply chain, and I look forward to working with Matt and the whole GCCA team to do just that.”

Shane joins the team as a part time adviser, working alongside Matt Ott to develop GCCA strategy in the area of international growth, advocacy and communications.


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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics and transportation. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the movement of perishable products globally.

Published Date

February 28, 2023




Europe, United States


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