GLAA CEO Paul Broadbent dies at 54

29 December 2017

Paul Broadbent, the chief executive of the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), has died suddenly.

Broadbent, who was 54 and married with one daughter, died at his home in South Yorkshire on 27 December.

A former senior police officer, Broadbent became CEO of the GLAA (then known as the Gangmasters Licensing Authority) in January 2013. He was previously an assistant chief constable at Nottinghamshire Police.

In a statement announcing Broadbent’s death, the GLAA called him a “champion for the vulnerable and exploited”.

“He was a warm, funny, generous man, who cared deeply for GLAA colleagues and was hugely passionate about tackling the scourge of modern slavery and labour exploitation,” the statement said. “His death is a shattering tragedy for those of us who knew him and the world is a far poorer place without Paul Broadbent.

“Today, the GLAA family has lost its figurehead, its leader. We will grieve for Paul and his family and then set about honouring his legacy.”

The GLAA works to protect vulnerable and exploited workers, specifically in the agricultural and horticulture sectors. It was set up in 2005, in the wake of the Morecambe Bay cockling disaster, in which more than 20 Chinese cockle pickers died.

In 2015, CIPS signed an MOU with the GLAA and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioners Office to drive accountability and transparency around modern slavery in supply chains.

LATEST
JOBS
London
GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum +
Bramwith Consulting
Victoria House, London WC1B 4AD
£31,363 - £36,126 pa
CMA
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE