BExA is extremely encouraged by the new Export Strategy launched today by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The positive intent it sets for UK exports and the challenging growth targets are welcomed.
BExA is sorry to announce that Jon Coleman is retiring from BAE Systems at the end of March and will also be stepping down as the BExA Chairman at this time. BExA would like to thank Jon for his hard work and dedication as Chairman over the last four years. He has built on the associations ECA benchmarking work in driving real change at UKEF; providing UK exporters with a flexible, proactive world class ECA. Today, the BExA name is well respected and has real weight in political circles and this is in no small part down to Jon’s commitment to drive the association forward.
BExA has grown in stature and this has been recognised by the appointment of Marcus Dolman and Geoffrey de Mowbray as Joint Chairmen to succeed Jon. Marcus is the Rolls-Royce plc BExA representative and BExA Industry Committee Chairman, and Geoffrey is the BExA representative for Dints International, BExA Council member and former winner of the GTR BExA Young Exporter of the Year. The Joint Chairmen will work closely together but also have distinct areas of responsibility with Marcus covering the Large Exporters and Geoffrey covering the SME and Micro Exporters, they will jointly cover the Finance provider and support company members.