GRMS Organisation

Governance Board

The GRMS Governance Board provides the strategic direction and oversees the daily management of the Global Red Meat Standard. The Governance Board consists of representatives from Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Meat Research Institute.

GRMS Governance Board

  • Jens Munk Ebbesen, Director DAFC, Chairman
  • Anna Høgberg, Head of Department DAFC
  • Mette Gammicchia, Head of Department DAFC
  • Lene Meinert, General Manager, DMRI


The operation of the Global Red Meat Standard is managed on a day-to-day basis by the GRMS Secretariat with input from the Technical Working Group and the Stakeholder Group.

GRMS Secretariat

  • Anne-Mette Olsen, Manager and contact person, DAFC
  • Linda Jensen, Manager, DAFC
  • Karsten Bruun Rasmussen, Manager, External Consultant

Technical Working Group

The Technical Working Group is maintained to ensure input from meat industry experts, food safety experts, meat manufacturers and industry association professionals.

The group works closely together with the Secretariat and provides technical expertise and advice for the Secretariat and Governance Board. The main task of the Technical Working Group is to supply input to the development and maintenance of GRMS and discuss technical, operational and interpretational issues related to the Standard.

GRMS Technical Working Group

  • Anne-Mette Olsen, DAFC
  • Linda Jensen, DAFC
  • Karsten Bruun Rasmussen, External Consultant
  • Gitte Pedersen, Tican Fresh Food
  • Lene Niss, Danish Crown
  • Mette Agertoft Larsen, Danish Crown

Stakeholder Group

The Stakeholder group is not a formalised group. However, the GRMS Secretariat is in dialogue with Certification Bodies and auditors participating in the scheme, discussing issues of interpretation, implementation and suggested improvements. In addition, exchange of information and feedback from authorities, retailers and other users of the Standard is taking into consideration when reviewing and updating the Standard.