Mark ProctorChief Executive Officer
Mark Proctor joined the management team in June 2013 as Chief Executive Officer.
Mark's wealth of management and operational experience in the global food and consumer product safety and quality assurance industries provides the ideal backdrop to his lead role with the business.
Mark's career prior to joining BRCGS included senior roles with organisations including Exova, SAI Global Assurance Services and European Food Safety Inspection Services (EFSIS).
Dr John TomlinsonGlobal Sales, Marketing & Business Strategy Director
John Tomlinson joined the British Retail Consortium as Sales and Marketing Director in 2015 as part of a shared service covering both the Trade Association and BRCGS. He is responsible for setting up a team to directly engage with customers and partners to develop both value propositions and drive growth and customer satisfaction.
Previously he was Director of Sales for BSI Standards, part of the British Standards Institution Group, and was responsible for selling and developing BSI's global publishing business through an international network of direct and indirect sales channels.
John has extensive commercial experience in the professional services sector including managing membership businesses. Prior to working for BSI Standards, he held commercial roles with Eurofins, Leatherhead Food Research and Whitbread. Over that period he has worked with retailers, manufacturers, certification bodies and regulators at senior account and business development levels.
John has a PhD in chemistry.
Michael WilsonDirector Global Business Development
Mike joined BRCGS in June 2017 and has overall responsibility for business development through forging closer relationships with global brands. Mike has spent the best part of 20 years designing, developing and delivering a range of assurance solutions for global brands, manufacturers and retailers along their supply chains from primary production through to point of sale.
Having worked at all points within the retail agri-food value chain, he has gained a good understanding of the challenges that exist in the production and delivery of good quality products that meet the ever-increasing demands of discerning customers around the world, and also the risks that exist within the global supply chain.
Manish PatelOperations Director
Having joined the business in 2015, Manish is responsible for the Operational performance.
He has a wealth of experience in senior financial and operational roles spanning the retail, professional services and manufacturing sectors. His previous roles included Director of Finance EMEA, and UK Operations Director, for SAI Global Assurance Services.
Michelle TindaleGlobal Head of Training and Events
Michelle joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for the BRCGS Academy and BRCGS’ events. Having worked in a number of sectors, which enabled her to build a flexible and adaptable skill set to offer operational and management expertise, Michelle is now able to explore her passion of seeing people grow and develop to the best of their abilities.
She leads a talented team that oversee a global network of over 350 trainers across 50 countries, 10,000 BRCGS Professionals and over 15,000 training and events delegates.
Mark PettengellDigital Business Director
Mark leads the digital transformation of BRCGS and to develop platforms to manage and reduce supply chain risk. Mark moved to the business in 2019, having spent over 10 years in senior IT positions at BRCGS’s parent company, LGC.
Mark leads a team of talented analysts and developers that are responsible for defining and implementing the company’s digital roadmap to meet the needs of BRCGS and its stakeholders.
John KukolyDirector of Certification Programmes
John joined the BRCGS management team in 2009 as Americas Regional Director. He brings a leadership background in operations and quality assurance with Kraft and ConAgra, engineering and business development with Ecolab, as well as food and organic certification program development with SAI Global.
Currently John leads the Standards and compliance team at BRCGS, as well as managing the technical support and relationship with our certification body partners. As Director of Certification Programs he is responsible for the GFSI benchmarking and communications, and overseeing the efforts of Standards working groups and Technical Advisory Committees.
Jessica RestallHead Of Finance
Jessica joined the company in 2016. She is an ACCA qualified account and manages the company's finances. She provides regular reports on performance and results.
Prior to joining BRCGS, Jessica was Group Financial Controller for both the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and BRC Global Standards. She also worked for SAI Global.