The British Ports Association has strengthened its team with a new sustainability advisor. Rhona Macdonald joins the team this week focusing on environment and sustainability policy issues, including sharing best-practice with UK ports to support and strengthen sustainability efforts within the sector.
Rhona will act as a focal point on sustainability policy issues for UK ports, collecting and disseminating good practice and supporting industry collaboration across the areas of climate change, the environment and sustainable development. Rhona will also be working for the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).
Rhona joined the BPA following the completion of an MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Prior to her role, Rhona worked as a Sustainability Intern for the environmental NGO, Ninth Wave Global in Mexico, as well as executing research on the circular economy for Zero Waste Scotland.
Commenting on the new start, new sustainability advisor Rhona said:
”I am excited to join the BPA as there is a lot to shout about in the ports sector. I’m also looking forward to getting started working with industry to share some of the good work that is already happening and supporting the sector as it gets to grips with huge challenges such as net zero and sustainable development.”
Commenting, Mark Simmonds, Director of Policy & External Affairs, at the British Ports Association said:
”I am delighted to welcome Rhona to the team. Rhona’s education and experience will strengthen the industry’s ability to respond to and influence fast-changing environmental and sustainability developments. It also demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and engaging with what is one of the biggest regulatory areas for UK ports and a growing priority for government.”