White signs up for a further three years, having originally been appointed in 2020

Mark White has been reappointed as Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) for a further three-year period, the government has confirmed.

Mark White

Mark White

White was originally appointed four years ago, replacing inaugural adjudicator Christine Tacon on 31 October 2020 after serving as deputy GCA from July of that year.

He is also a member of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) and of the Lower Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) at HM Courts & Tribunal Service, where he is responsible for hearing appeals against decisions from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Ministry of Justice in a range of financial services and claims management cases.

He said: “I am delighted to have been reappointed as the Groceries Code Adjudicator. The groceries sector has overcome many challenges since my initial appointment in October 2020. The large retailers and their suppliers have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, to shortages of labour and raw materials and to increases in input costs. 

“I’m pleased with the positive difference the GCA has made to the treatment of direct suppliers despite these challenges. My annual survey has shown over 90 per cent of direct suppliers to most retailers believing that the retailers consistently or mostly comply with the code.

“The proportion of suppliers reporting a code-related issue has dropped dramatically from 79 per cent in 2014, shortly after the GCA was established, to 36 per cent in 2023. ”