IAPH attended annual luncheon British Ports Association

The British Ports Association (BPA) held its annual luncheon on Tuesday this week. IAPH managing director Patrick Verhoeven was invited to attend the gathering of the British ports’ community, which is traditionally celebrated every year at the historical Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. Principal guests this year were Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, responsible for ports and shipping, and Penny Mordaunt MP, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons. At the AGM held prior to the luncheon, BPA members elected Mike Sellers as their new chairman. Mike has spent over 30 years in the ports industry, holding a range of operational and commercial managerial roles across the UK. He currently is port director at Portsmouth International Port, a post he held for the last six years. BPA is a long-standing associate member of IAPH and since 2021 we have a shared staff agreement with Rhona Macdonald working as policy and IMO liaison officer for IAPH out of the BPA offices in central London.


Patrick Verhoeven and Penny Mordaunt MP