BCMPA appoints new chief executive

Emma Verkaik

THE BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics has announced that Emma Verkaik will become its new CEO following the retirement of Rodney Steel on June 1.

Rodney Steel has led the organisation since 2003. The BCMPA said that, during this time, the association has developed into a ‘major force’, promoting the services of the UK’s contract manufacturing, packing, fulfilment and logistics sectors, and providing a resource to companies needing outsourcing support.

Rodney Steel said, “It has been an honour to serve as chief executive, and I am proud of the accomplishments we have all achieved together. I am confident that the association will continue to thrive under Emma’s leadership, in what will no doubt be a seamless transition from her existing role.”

Rodney Steel

As its current membership and marketing director, Emma has worked alongside Rodney as the BCMPA has grown its membership to over 200 members.

She added, “I would like to thank Rodney for the successful path he has set for the BCMPA, and I very much look forward to building on these strong foundations.

“Our industry plays a key role in providing the solutions that help to ensure that products and goods are readily available in store or online when we need them. By further strengthening the collaborative relationship between BCMPA members, brand owners and retailers we will continue to raise the profile of outsourcing to a wider audience and future proof our Association in this dynamic and innovative sector.”