Richard Ballantyne joined the Association in 2007 and became the Chief Executive and Director of the BPA in 2016.
He represents the BPA to a number of industry bodies and is a member of a wide range of government stakeholder groups and European Committees.
Richard has in depth expertise in ports, transport and environment policy matters as well as a wide experience of the legislative process around the UK.
He sits on the European Sea Ports Organisation’s Executive Committee, the Maritime UK Board and is also a Director of Port Skills and Safety.
Before joining the BPA he spent five years at a Westminster political consultancy and was previously an MP’s researcher in the House of Commons.