New board members officially appointed
22nd August 2022
A former Deputy Chief Constable and a businessman with extensive experience of working to raise standards in supply chains, have been officially appointed to the GLAA Board.
Phil Cain and Keith Rosser started on 8 August and complete the make up of the board which now has a full compliment of non executive directors, led by Julia Mulligan.
Keith Rosser has worked more than 20 years in labour markets and supply chains, spending a decade as a non executive with an executive agency of the Scottish Government.
The founder of an employee screening business, Keith was also appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel to the Taylor Review of Good Work and has developed co-regulatory practice within the labour market which has been included in every annual labour market enforcement strategy.
He is currently working on regulation for online recruitment as part of the Online Harms Bill and for more than ten years has also been chair of SAFERjobs which recently launched JobsAware, a community interest company with cross-government support that has helped over 2m work seekers.
The father of three said: “The GLAA's commitment to protecting workers, to raising standards within the labour market, and to tackling the erosion of work rights in our post pandemic labour market attracted me to the board position.”
Phil Cain spent 13 years in the RAF, during which time he was awarded the General Service Medal with 2 bars for Northern Ireland and Air Operations Iraq.
What followed was 21 years in policing which ended with him serving as North Yorkshire’s Deputy Chief Constable until his retirement in February this year.
Phil commanded several high risk policing operations including the 2015 Boxing Day floods and the force’s response to multiple national incidents following terrorist attacks.
He said: “I have a passion to serve the public and to protect the most vulnerable in society. I see a great synergy with the values and mission of the GLAA to identify, protect and prevent the most vulnerable from being exploited by those seeking financial gain, no matter the personal cost to those they harm.
“I recognise that the dedicated and hard working staff of the GLAA will need to work in partnership with communities, business, public sector and law enforcement partners if we are to achieve this mission and I hope, through my personal experiences, to offer additional value whilst supporting the GLAA wherever I can.”
Board chair Julia Mulligan said the appointments of Keith and Phil would strengthen the GLAA Board even further while CEO Elysia McCaffrey said both would bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that could only assist the GLAA is protecting vulnerable workers from exploitation.
Find out more about all the board members on the Board member page.