For Immediate Release

Brussels, Belgium (31 May 2023)— The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is pleased to announce Nathan James, Operations Manager, Lineage Logistics, UK as the 2023 European Future Leader Award Recipient during its virtual competition held on 17 May 2023.

The GCCA Future Leader Award recognizes talented young professionals who have the potential to become cold chain leaders and make a positive contribution to the development of the global temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry.

“We had several very inspiring candidates who took the challenge this year and the competition was really tight”, said Julie Hanson, GCCA’s Director of Europe. “Seeing all those young talents embracing cold chain is a very encouraging signal for cold chain businesses that there is growth and succession potential for the industry.”

Nathan James, 2023 Europe FLA

Nathan James, 2023 Europe Future Leader Award recipient

“Winning this award is a huge achievement for me personally and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate my leadership potential in this essential industry,” said James.

Finalists were judged and evaluated on their knowledge level of the industry, track record of excellence, communication skills, and leadership skills by a panel of industry leaders. In addition, each candidate delivered a short presentation during the final on 17 May.  James competed for the award with Christof Vinck, Logistics Engineer, Stockhabo (Belgium) and Thomas Garnett, FP&A Warehouse Lead, Lineage Logistics (Great-Britain).

Nathan James will represent Europe and go on to compete against young leaders from different regions later in the year for the GCCA Global NextGen Award. “It was an honor to take part in this European competition with other very talented young professionals and I look forward to competing for the Global NextGen Award later this year!” adds James.

More information about the GCCA Award programmes on the GCCA website at


About the Global Cold Chain Alliance

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.

Media Contact: Julie Hanson, Director of GCCA Europe (

Published Date

May 31, 2023


Cold Chain Development, HR/Talent




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