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Established 23 years ago, GFSI is modernising. Its new Steering Committee heralds a reinvigorated approach to delivering its vision of ‘safe food for people everywhere’, an approach that is further strengthened by aligning with the Governance Model of GFSI’s parent organisation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). The Coalition of Action is led at the CGF-Board level by Dirk Van de Put, Chairman & CEO, Mondelēz International.

The Coalition is made up of 45 committed members of The Consumer Goods Forum. They are listed below:

The GFSI Steering Committee

The GFSI Steering Committee is made up of 22 members. Their role is to help shape the direction of the Coalition and help deliver its mission of driving collaboration between retailers and manufacturers and ensure an open and transparent relationship with key stakeholders. The new GFSI Steering Committee members are:

  • Barbara Masters, Tyson Foods
  • Cindy Jenks, Pick n Pay
  • Cliona Murphy, PepsiCo
  • Deann Akins-Lewenthal, Mondelez International, Inc.
  • Eduardo Martinez Debeza, Restaurant Brands International
  • Howard Popoola, The Kroger Co.
  • Kazuaki Miyagishima, Aeon
  • Mark Fryling, General Mills
  • Mary Weaver, YUM! Brands
  • Michael McDonald, Mars, Incorporated
  • Monique Pellegrino, Danone
  • Natalie Dyenson, Dole Food Company
  • Natasha Matyasova, Nestlé
  • Pierre de Ginestel, Auchan
  • Ray Bowe, Musgrave
  • Roy Kirby, Mondelez International, Inc.
  • Sara Mortimore, Walmart
  • Sean Leighton, Cargill
  • Tom Wiester, Starbucks
  • Tracy Burton, Unilever
  • Vaneska Mattos, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Zoltan Syposs, The Coca-Cola Company
GFSI Governance Rules

If you’re interested in learning more about how GFSI is governed and the rules of procedure, including Code of Ethical Conduct, Operation of all Committees and Working Groups, etc, please click below to download the full Governance Rules document.

GFSI Formal Complaints Procedure

GFSI encourages all stakeholders to submit formal complaints on our services or where they believe GFSI and/or its stakeholders do not behave in accordance with our commitment. Please note formal complaints will be investigated.


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