Susan Ross, director of Aon Trade Credit, has been appointed chair of the British Exporters Association (BExA) after three years as deputy chair. She succeeds Richard Hill of BAE Systems in the position.

The announcement was made at BExA’a AGM on May 8. The new deputy chairman is Gerard Grady of Motorola.
Ross is tasked with chairing the BExA Council, which sets the direction of BExA’s lobbying, advice, guides, seminars and networking opportunities for the exporting community.

As director of Aon Trade Credit, Ross specialises in broking export credit insurance and has been energetic in supporting the initiation of government short-term trade credit insurance schemes. She is actively involved in lobbying for the development of comprehensive government-backed support for exporters.

Ross comments: “We face difficult times. Businesses are suffering from low demand at home and abroad for their products and services. Government and private sector service providers need to support exporters so they can capitalise on opportunities created by the weak pound. Sir Richard Needham, the former minister for trade and currently president of BExA, has said that it is through exporting that the UK will climb out of recession and I see BExA’s role as lobbying for appropriate support.”