Written by Eamonn Ryan
Lizelle van der Berg, director: GCCA Africa (Global Cold Chain Alliance) has resigned from her position.
“I have resigned from GCCA and will start my new adventure as Customer Executive of CCS Logistics on 1 December 2023. I have built a solid foundation, and we are positive that we will find the perfect candidate to fill the GCCA Africa Director position and take GCCA Africa to new heights.
“GCCA Head Quarters, the GCCA African Advisory Council and I will support the new person in their role to ensure that we keep growing and strengthening the cold chain in Africa,” says Van der Berg.
Her position there was responsible for representing the GCCA in its worldwide efforts to strengthen and develop the global temperature-controlled supply chain. She was also a member of the GCCA Africa committee.
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is committed to building and strengthening the temperature-controlled supply chain around the world. As part of that mission, GCCA provides specialised cold chain advisory services to government agencies, organisations and associations through its core partner, the Global Cold Chain Foundation (GCCF).
Van der Berg was responsible for hosting events on behalf of the GCCA Africa. Earlier this year a panel discussion was hosted at the GCCA Africa Risk & Insurance seminar on the topical subject of ‘Security considerations and lessons learned from the Durban riots’.
The purpose of the session was to share experiences, see what lessons have been learned, and what can be implemented in the future should anything like that ever arise again.
Van der Berg opened the panel discussion: “Security in South Africa has become one of the major risks for companies in South Africa. The General Risk & Insurance Seminar hosted by the Global Cold Chain Alliance was initiated by the GCCA Africa Risk Management Committee with content covering major risk topics. It is great to see the industry working together on mutual challenges and that we have formed a community which did not exist four years ago – we have come a long way in a short time.”