Kevin Roberts takes up ALP chair

The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) has announced the appointment of Kevin Roberts as its non-executive chair.

Roberts has joined the ALP following a broad career within the food and agricultural sectors, where he was most recently the director-general of the National Farmers’ Union. He also held the role of chief executive at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board and was also the director-general of the Meat and Livestock Commission.

ALP director David Camp welcomed Jones to the team and said: "His reputation and achievements within the UK food industry speak for themselves. Labour Providers plays a vital role in the UK economy by reliably and cost-effectively supplying workers to pick, produce and pack our food.  I am confident Kevin will drive forward standards to ensure that the provision of agency and seasonal labour to the UK food and agricultural sectors is recognised as a model of good practice nationally and internationally."

Of his appointment, Roberts said: "I have never under-estimated the importance of a flexible, hard-working and reliable workforce to the UK food and agricultural industries.  The labour provider industry has made great strides forward in recent years in terms of the professionalism of service and its role is now essential to UK food security. The ALP has grown from a standing start to become a widely respected trade association within the food industry. I am looking forward to my role as chair and to working with all industry stakeholders to continue the good work of the ALP."


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