BALPA is governed by an Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) made up of representatives of the Company Councils and a National Executive Council composed of elected pilots.

The National Executive Council (NEC) is the elected body that is responsible for the association. As well as generating policy and association strategy, the NEC ensures that the organisation is run in an efficient, legal and responsible manner.


Paul Naylor

BALPA Executive President


Sam Walkinshaw

BALPA Executive Vice President

Martin Chalk

BALPA General Secretary

BALPA Ex-officio, non-voting

Carl Bagshaw

British Airways

John Bell

Industrial Relations Committee

Bristow Helicopters

Nick Brown

Flight Safety Committee

British Airways

James Furness


Chris Godesar


Andrew Hammond

British Airways

Simon Morgan

Chair, Flight Safety Committee

Virgin Atlantic

Simon Morris

NEC Member

British Airways

Hugh Sheils

Membership and Careers Services Committee


Adam Walker

Legal Services Committee


Simon Williams

Chair, Legal Services Committee; Communications & External Relations Committee