Chairman & Council

Our Chairman Martin Lawlor and Council

BPA Officers and Council

The BPA Council is made up of representatives of the Association’s members. It meets four times a year and help set the direction and policy of the BPA’s work programme.

The BPA Chairman is Martin Lawlor, Port of Blyth and he is supprted by:

  • Neil Glendenning, Harwich Haven Authority - Deputy Chairman
  • Maurice Bullick, Belfast Harbour Commissioners - Treasurer
  • Mark Simmonds - Association Secretary

BPA’s 18 Council Members as elected for a two year period at the Association AGM on 24th April 2018 are:

  • Michelle Handforth, Aberdeen Harbour Board
  • Kevin Hobbs, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
  • Andy Brigden, Cornwall Council
  • Jeremy Lihou, Cumbria Council
  • Doug Bannister, Port of Dover
  • Mark Sansom, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners
  • Nigel Jardine, Langstone Harbour Board
  • Francois Jean, Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd
  • Rob Parsons, Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners
  • David Sawkins, Orkney Islands Council Harbours
  • Jim Stewart, Poole Harbour Commissioners
  • Robin Mortimer, Port of London Authority
  • Andy Jones, Port of Milford Haven
  • Matthew Beeton, Port of Tyne
  • Mike Sellers, Portsmouth International Port
  • Tom Willis, Shoreham Port 
  • Kevin Mowat, Torbay Council
  • David Holmes, Warrenpoint Port