BExA Council

 

The affairs of the Association are managed by the Council, which consists of up to 10 representatives of Members of BExA elected annually at the  Annual General Meeting; the President, Vice President(s), Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen and Treasurer of the Association as ex-officio Council members; and the Chairmen of the Banking & Insurance, Industry and SME & Micro-Exporters sub-Committees.

OUR PRESIDENT

THE RT HON BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN 

The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, PC, is a senior Labour member of the House of Lords, a former Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, and held ministerial posts in the UK Government from 1997 until stepping down in 2005. Her time in government was as Minister for the Middle East, Minister for International Trade, Minister for Defence Procurement, and the Prime Minister’s envoy to the Gulf. 

Baroness Symons has a wide range of experience, in the Middle East in particular, and is Chairman of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, co-Chairman of the Saudi-British Joint Business Council, Chairman of the British Egyptian Society and she sits on the Advisory Boards of the Egyptian-British Business Council, British Expertise and the 'D' Group.

She is a senior consultant to DLA Piper LLP, Blenheim Capital, Protection Group International, and Consolidated Contractors Company.  

 


OUR CO-CHAIRMEN

MARCUS DOLMAN

Vice-President, Customer Finance - Rolls-Royce plc

Marcus is Co-Chairman of BExA with specific responsibility for Large Exporter members.  He has been the Rolls-Royce representative at BExA since 2013 and was previously Chairman of BExA’s Industry Committee. 

 

 


GEOFFREY DE MOWBRAY

Founder & CEO - Dints International Ltd

Geoffrey is Co-Chairman of BExA with specific responsibility for SME & Micro-Exporter members.  He has been a Council member since 2014 and was the recipient of the BExA Young Exporter of the Year Award in 2013.

 

 


 

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

MARK NORRIS

Partner - Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Mark has been the Sullivan & Worcester representative at BExA since 2013, was appointed Joint Deputy Chairman in May 2019 and currently also Chairs the Legal & Compliance sub-Committee.

 

 


 

COUNCIL MEMBERS

VICE-PRESIDENTS

Mrs Susan Ross (AON Trade Credit)
Mr Terry Partridge (R A Watts Ltd)

TREASURER

Mr Tony Chitty (TC Treasury Services Ltd)

CHAIRMAN, INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

Mr Guto Davies (GE Capital Ltd)

CHAIRMAN, SME & MICRO-EXPORTERS COMMITTEE

Ms Susan Ross (Aon)


JOINT CHAIRMEN, BANKING & INSURANCE COMMITTEE

Mr Mark Donald (Bank ABC)
Mr Guillaume Simonnet (Willis Ltd)

ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mr Alan Rides (Alan Rides Consultancy)
Ms Amanda Hunter (ANZ Bank (Europe) Ltd)
Mr Russ Grazier (Barclays Bank plc)
Mr Jim Davis  (Bibby Financial Services Ltd)
Mr Carl Hunter (Coltraco Ultrasonics Ltd)
Mrs Deborah Bass (Credit Agricole CIB)
Mr Christian McBride (Genuine Solutions Group)
Ms Sandra Strong (Strong & Herd LLP)


BExA COMMITTEES

In addition to the standing Industry, Banking & Insurance and SME Micro-Exporters Committees, BExA has established a number of sub-Committees to respond to key issues or sector challenges. Chaired by a BExA Council member and supported by Working Groups drawn from the wider membership, there are currently sub-Committees for:

Brexit - Chaired by Russell Grazier
Direct & Concessional Lending 
Customs & Export Licensing - Chaired by Sandra Strong
Export Strategy - Co-Chaired by Marcus Dolman and Geoffrey de Mowbray
Government Relations - Chaired by Carl Hunter
Legal & Compliance - Chaired by Mark Norris