Board And Committees

GLA is a ‘true’ association run by its members, for its members. The structure of the Association is simple with various Committees and member Liaison Groups answering to the Board of Directors on matters that range from lead generation and group marketing through to disputes and arbitration. The Board of Directors report back to the owners of GLA… the members themselves.

The Board of Directors

The GLA Board of Directors consists of nine members. The President, the Vice President and the Treasurer who are also board members, form the executive committee, which is also referred to as the Supervisory Board of Directors. The Board is in constant communication with the Executive Director at GLA’s head office, who reports to the board about the daily management of the association. The Executive Director also gives advice to the board, but she does not take part in the voting process as the position is neutral.

  • GLA Board of Directors

    • Jill James
    • Peter Gasnier
    • Alwyn Nel
    • Enrico De Luca
    • Agnes Kartsaklis
    • Yuri Zerpa
    • Paige Stewart Morgan
    • Andrew Melton
    • Jorge Magalhaes

  • GLA Executive Committee

    • Jill James  –  President
    • Peter Gasnier  –  Vice-President
    • Alwyn Nel  –  Treasurer
    • Maureen Leeuwenburgh  –  Executive Director
    • Aline van Vuuren  –  Assistant to Executive Director

Committees

GLA members have always recognized the need to follow the latest trends in the ever changing world of international freight forwarding and logistics and for this purpose GLA created standing committees in which members take a seat and develop the areas for which they are responsible, to the benefit of the association. Each committee is headed by a chairman and the Executive Director is part of every committee.

Committee

Chair

 

Vice Chairman

Members

Ocean & Airfreight

Andrew Melton

 

 

Milinda Balasooriya

Joe Barry

Pat Fosberry

Mike Wong

Paige Stewart Morgan

Maureen Leeuwenburgh

 

Web / Media

Agnes Kartsaklis

 

 

Sven Algholm

David Bryant

Andrew Melton

Maureen Leeuwenburgh

New Membership

Enrico De Luca

 

 

David Bryant

Cora Kalinga

Yuri Zerpa

Ahmed El Dahsan

Albert Hoek

Josema Lizeaga

Maureen Leeuwenburgh

Steering

Enrico De Luca

 

 

Enrico De Luca

Geoff Hay

Agnes Kartsaklis

Maureen Leeuwenburgh

Compliance

Jorge Magalhaes

 

 

Stephen Ho

Andrew Melton

Alwyn Nel

Maureen Leeuwenburgh

GLA Liaison Teams

Each of the six board members who are not on the Executive Committee, is also a Liaison Team Leader. Team Leaders are assigned to each member to advise on issues and problems and will be their point of contact next to the Executive Director. Team leaders build up a relationship with each member in their team and will be there to assist. Also one of the tasks of the Liaison Team Leader is to assist the Executive Director to solve occasional problems such as collection of dues, a member not attending a meeting or any sort of problem between members.
Liaison Team Leaders also have an important role at the GLA Annual General Meeting. Over all issues which have been brought to the attention of the Team Leaders are laid on the table up front. Then they are hashed out in the Liaison Teams and then these Teams report back to the GLA membership. GLA encourage the GLA members to inform of ideas for the Liaison Team discussions in order to develop the Association. Consensus is reached, votes taken and the Association is headed in new directions. It works well.