December 01, 2022

GCCA Announces its 2023 South African Committee Members

Members to Help Strengthen the Cold Chain in South Africa through

Risk Management and Food Safety & Compliance

Cape Town, South Africa (1 December, 2022)—Members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) in South Africa have pledged their time and commitment to serve on the GCCA Risk Management Committee and the GCCA Food Safety & Compliance Committee.

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.

The eight members serving on the committee 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.

The nine committee members serving on the committee in 2023 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” says Regional Director Lizelle van der Berg. “These committees assist GCCA Africa in creating exponential value for our members.”

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.


About the Global Cold Chain Alliance and GCCA Africa

Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry.

GCCA works throughout Africa to strengthen the cold chain 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. Visit for more information.

Media Contact: Africa Regional Director: Lizelle van der Berg. +27 72 225 9820 or

Published Date

December 1, 2022


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