Jon Coleman has been named the new chair of the British Exporters Association (BExA).

Coleman will replace Susan Ross who has served for the customary three years as chair.

Coleman is the assistant treasurer at BAE Systems where he manages the group’s global export credit insurance policies. He also structures and arranges export finance packages to support BAE Systems’ export sales from its UK, Swedish, South Africa, Australian and US-based businesses.

He was previously deputy chairman and chairman of the BExA industry committee.

“I look forward to sustaining and developing the considerable progress made by BExA under Susan’s chairmanship: membership is up, and our profile in trade finance and credit insurance has increased. We are more active than ever in support of British exports,” Coleman comments.