Mark Heath, Deputy Director Business Change and Development, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
I have been employed by Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA, formerly GLA) since 2005. From 2007 to 2013 I was Head of Operations with responsibility for Wales, the South West and West Midlands, managing a team of investigators and leading on partnership working within those areas.
Since 2013 I have been Head of Business Change and Development. Amongst other roles I have the lead for Prevention, Protection, Learning and Development, Partnership Working and Stakeholder Engagement. I am a member of the Wales Anti Trafficking Leadership Group and represent the GLAA at International, National and Regional events. I have acted as the GLA lead in relation to the transition to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
I developed and implemented GLA processes for identifying and tackling Modern Slavery along with contributing to the development of training packages used by the Police, GLA sector businesses and others in relation to labour exploitation. I developed and wrote the Labour Exploitation - Spotting the Signs guidance for use by partners and stakeholders in relation to identifying human trafficking and forced labour. I am also working alongside partners outside the GLA regulated sector in relation to the development and implementation of voluntary codes of practice and the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.