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David Balston

Director of Policy, UK Chamber of Shipping

In addition to his ongoing role as Director of Safety and Environment, David works with the other Heads of Policy to provide a coordinated and focussed service on this key part of the UK Chamber’s offering to its members.

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


David will be chairing the Safety Culture panel in the afternoon of the Summit,