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; Legal Services Committee

Martin Chalk

BALPA General Secretary

BALPA Ex-officio, non-voting

John Bell

Industrial Committee Chair and Helicopter Affairs Committee Chair

Bristow Helicopters

Nick Brown

Flight Safety Committee

British Airways

Chris Godesar


Andrew Hammond

Legal Services Committee

British Airways

Simon Morgan

Chair, Flight Safety Committee

Virgin Atlantic

Simon Morris

Communications & External Relations Committee

British Airways

Hugh Sheils

Membership and Careers Services Committee


Adam Walker

Chair, Communications & External Relations Committee; Organisation Committee Member


Simon Williams

Chair, Legal Services Committee; Communications & External Relations Committee Member