PAI Appoints Linda Campbell OBE as New Chairman

Product Authentication International (PAI) one of the world’s leading Food certification Bodies, today appointed Linda Campbell OBE as its Chairman of the Board.

Linda is the recently retired Chief Executive of UKAS the authority that controls certification in the UK. Linda was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours Lists for services to Accreditation Prior to taking up the reins at UKAS some 6 years ago Linda was the marketing director of BSI and before that Director and General Manager of Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.

PAI, a UK based international audit and certification company, has a high visibility in UK Farm Assurance but is principally known for its development of leading edge traceability and quality standards in the animal feeds and food sectors for Trade organisations and retailers.

During December PAI has added over £500,000 of annual sales and Managing Director Paul Wright says that “the appointment of Linda Campbell with her wealth of experience will help guide the company through the next stage of its development in a rapidly growing market. Competence and Integrity are the watchwords of PAI and Linda’s guiding hand over a strong management team will ensure that this remains the case.”

Linda Campbell says “ I am delighted to be joining PAI at such an exciting time, Interest in the provenance, quality and safety of food has never been greater. PAI plays a major role in providing confidence to the consumer by its certification activities in the food chain. It was PAI’s commitment to this and the enthusiasm of the staff and PAI customers that persuaded me to be part of this team.”

Notes to Editors
Product Authentication International is a Trading Name of Product Authentication Inspectorate Ltd.

PAI is Worthing based with an operational office in Harrogate, Yorkshire and in Parma Italy. It has trading partnerships with companies in the USA and South America.

PAI certifies over 50% of UK Dairy Farms, Pig Farms, Cereals Farms and Beef and Lamb Farms.

PAI undertakes work for most UK leading retailers.

Linda Campbell worked as the Chief Executive of UKAS (The United Kingdom Accreditation Service) for six years and successfully directed it through enormous changes as it sought to amalgamate various separate government agencies into one cohesive unit. During her term the profile of UKAS was raised significantly and it became the world’s foremost authority on the monitoring of accredited laboratories and certification bodies to ensure their continued integrity.