The Team



Tom Adams, Managing Director

Tom founded the BGA with the help of the 'Sporting Agents & Shoot Committee' earlier this year. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Shooting at GunsOnPegs where he gained a strong understanding of the industry. His passion for the longevity of the sport and for the wider awareness and acceptance of game as a mass consumer product is unparalleled. Tom looks forward to the challenges facing the BGA and will be the key driving force behind the initiative.


Matt Tough, Commercial Director

Matt Tough has 35 years experience in the hospitality sector and specializes in sales, procurement and building mutually beneficial relationships between suppliers and clients to maximize value. Matt was an Executive Director of PSL for 24 years and worked with the board to build the company into the leading independent food consultancy company in the UK prior to its acquisition to Sodexho in 2016.

He has joined the BGA to build a network of specialist food suppliers that will promote and sell BGA assured game on behalf of our members to the UK hospitality sector.


The Board



 Ivan Shenkman, Chairman

Ivan set up upmarket food wholesale company London Larder in 1980 and sold it to Brakes in 1992. He then founded PSL which grew to be the UK’s largest food purchasing consultancy working with over 2,000 clients throughout the UK. In 2016 he sold PSL to global player Sodexo who are seeking to roll out the PSL concept across Europe and beyond. He remains on the board.

Ivan has taken a keen interest in country pursuits for as long as he can remember and is passionate about making sure our sport is both well-regulated and well placed for the future.


Alan Beynon, Board Member (MD & Founder of St' David's Vets)

Alan founded the game bird division of St David’s Veterinary Group in 1994.  He was an early advocate for preventative medicine, such as improving the rearing and releasing conditions of poults, rather than simply treating disease once it occurred. His wealth of knowledge of the game industry and the respect he commands from it is unrivalled.


Charlie McVeigh - bio coming soon...


Simon Chantler, Board Member

Simon Chantler is a co-founder and Chairman of Meadow Foods, the largest independent manufacturer of added value dairy ingredients supplied to food manufacturers in the UK.

A former dairy farmer, and currently a Trustee of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Simon is passionate about all things to do with country sports, in particular shooting, in which he has been involved for all of his life.