New head of GLA confirmed by DEFRA

Margaret McKinlay has been confirmed as the new chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.

The appointment follows pre-appointment scrutiny by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee which has endorsed Ms McKinlay’s suitability for the post.

Ms McKinlay’s appointment will run from 11 July 2011 until 10 July 2014. She will be paid £330 per day, working on average 6-8 days a month.

The GLA is responsible for the operation of licensing arrangements for those who supply labour or use workers to provide services in agriculture, food processing and packaging.

Ms McKinlay is a former acting chief executive at the Immigration Advisory Service.