GLAA pays tribute to Anti-Slavery Commissioner
17th May 2018
The GLAA has paid tribute to Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland who has today (17 May) announced he is stepping down from his role.
Mr Hyland was appointed the UK’s first independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in 2014, as part of the Modern Slavery Act.
GLAA interim chief executive Roger Bannister said: “Kevin Hyland has been instrumental in raising awareness of the scale of slavery and labour exploitation both here and overseas. Crucially, he has given its victims a voice and played a pivotal role in shaping the way we approach tackling the scourge of slavery. He has been extremely supportive of both the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which we used to be, and now the GLAA.
“It is a testament to his work and a genuine passion for the cause that the issue of labour exploitation and slavery has been placed rightly in the public spotlight and he deserves enormous credit for helping bring together the massed alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that now stand united in their determination to robustly deal with it.”