15 April 2016

Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn was elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association (BPA) at its annual general meeting on the 12th April. Rodney had been Vice Chairman of the BPA for two years before taking on the role as Chairman from his predecessor, Andrew Moffat. Also elected was Alec Don, Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven as Deputy Chairman of the BPA.

Rodney said “It is a great privilege to become Chairman and I look forward to working with our remarkable membership network across the UK. Thanks go to my predecessor, Andrew Moffat, for all his sterling work in putting across our message over the past two years.

Our unique mix of trust, privatized and local authority ports is the foundation stone of the industry.  We need to conclude the trust port review and then get on with developing revised good governance principles across the sector. Progress here will reinforce the sector’s independence.

We will also be at the forefront in arguing both locally and nationally for investment in our transport network. These are difficult times for public funding, but investing in good connections to ports pays dividends.

We will play our part in promoting this great industry. At the same time, I want to see greater diversity on our boards, within management and in the workforce. We must give more encouragement to young people to come into this industry, an industry which has so much to offer. The ports sector can be depended on to deliver and we look forward to working with the Minister and his team.”

Marking Rodney’s appointment, BPA Director David Whitehead said “We are extremely pleased to have had Rodney Lunn elected as our new Chairman. Rodney is highly respected within the ports industry and has an excellent relationship with the relevant Ministers and officials in Government. He will have a key role in setting the Association’s strategic direction and we look forward to working with him over the next two years.”

To find out more about the BPA please visit www.britishports.org.uk.