President and CEO of Kelleher Consultants LLC
Gillian has spent a significant amount of her career building and sustaining food safety and quality programs. Originally from Ireland, she has lived and worked in Ireland, the UK, France, and the US. Gillian’s global perspective comes from driving change in multiple countries and sectors (manufacturing, food service, retail, distribution) with leading companies such as Häagen Dazs, Burger King, Express Foods, Pillsbury and Wegmans Food Markets. In addition, she has led development of food safety and quality programs for many large and small private label suppliers and distributors.
Education: Gillian possesses a Bachelor of Food Science (Dairy) degree from University College Cork, Ireland. She has participated in extensive training and education programs at a practical, business, scientific and executive leadership level.
Gillian has long-standing relationships with the following: Food Marketing Institute’s Food Protection Committee, Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (past co-vice chair and board member). Gillian serves on the Board of Directors for Stop Foodborne Illness, the Educational Advisory Board for Food Safety Magazine and is a long-standing member of Harvard’s Private and Public Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Committee (PAPSAC).
Gillian is also actively involved in the Leafy Greens Safety Coalition (LGSC).