The BRCGS Leaders of Tomorrow is an event to recognise the future leaders of our industry. Our inspirational speakers are purposefully selected to give attendees a unique perspective on navigating the world and overcoming challenges.

Invite your most promising, talented and passionate colleagues to the event at just £80 a person or take advantage of our corporate rate, allowing up to 10 colleagues to attend for just £480.

We would like our Retailers and BRCGS Certificated Sites to Invite your most promising, talented and passionate colleagues to the event, with no cost associated. If you fall into this category and would like to book a place for you and your team please email

We are delighted that Dan Fone, Sr. Director II – US Food Safety SME, Walmart will be sharing his personal journey with you and discussing challenges and how he overcome them. Dan will be complemented by a session on Developing your personal brand, impact and presence.

The event is open to all. Click register on the top right of this page.

Leaders of Tomorrow Speakers


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Dan Fone
Walmart Senior Director II, US SME - Food Safety, Walmart US

Dan joined Walmart in 2017 as Senior Director for International Food Safety and was promoted to Senior Director II - US Food Safety SME for Walmart US in 2019 where he leads the Walmart US food safety team in all aspects across the food safety continuum of Walmart's operations.




Karen Velasco
Facilitator, trainer and executive coach

Karen is an experienced executive coach and trainer. She’s worked in a variety of leadership, training, and HR roles for over 25 years; helping develop managers and leaders in a variety of organisations including Sainsbury, Lidl and Tesco. 


Leaders of Tomorrow Sponsors

Nvolve is the Leading Learning Platform for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industries. 



LRQA brings together unrivalled expertise in certification, brand assurance, food safety, cybersecurity, inspection and training, they've become a leading global assurance provider.