Chair & Council

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

The BPA Chair is Mike Sellers, Port Director Portsmouth International Port.

Mike is supported by:

  • Deputy Chair: Doug Bannister, Port of Dover
  • Treasurer: Maurice Bullick, Belfast Harbour Commissioners
  • Association Secretary: Eileen Salmon, British Ports Association

BPA’s 17 Council Members as elected for a two year period at the Association AGM on 21 May 2024 are:

  • Bob Sanguinetti, Port of Aberdeen
  • Andrew Harston, Associated British Ports
  • Joe O’Neill, Belfast Harbour Commissioners 
  • Kevin Hobbs, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
  • Sarah West, Harwich Haven Authority
  • Tom Sawyer, Port of Milford Haven
  • Brian Murphy, Poole Harbour Commissioners
  • Miles Carden, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners 
  • Sinclair Browne, Port of Inverness
  • Steven Clapperton, Port of London Authority
  • Sara Bassett, Shoreham Port 
  • Martin Lawlor Port of Blyth 
  • David Sawkins, Orkney Islands Council Harbours 
  • Bill Reeves, Portland Port
  • Matthew Beeton, Port of Tyne
  • Rob Parsons, Torbay Borough Council 
  • Elsabe White, Port of Lancaster