David Balston

Director of Policy


As Director of Policy, David leads the policy teams to provide a coordinated and focused service across this key part of the chamber's offering to its membership.

In addition to this coordinating role, David is secretary to the Safety and Environment Committee and Director of the British Rig Owners' Association.

David spent 32 years in the Royal Navy during which he commanded three submarines including the last of the four Tridents. He also worked in the Cabinet Office as the Prime Minister’s adviser on nuclear deterrent before joining the UK Chamber in 2010.

Tel: 020 7417 2819 / 07921 894898
Email: dbalston@ukchamberofshipping.com

  • Committees: Safety & Environment, Defence & Security