External policy and relations

The External Policy team falls under the direct responsibility of the Director of Standards. It has three main areas of activity and responsibility:

  • to be the principal link between BSI and its international counterpart organisations. The External Policy team co-ordinates the formal relationship with other national standards organisations and participates in the management structures of ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC.
  • to coordinate BSI’s relationship with Central and Local Government departments and agencies.
  • to manage BSI’s activities as the National Standards Body.

David Bell

Head of the external policy team

David Bell

The External Policy team is headed by David Bell. As well as leading the team in BSI David is a member of the CEN Administrative Board, chairs the CEN Certification Board and represents CEN and CENELEC at the Administrative Board of the European association of national accreditation bodies (EA). Email: david.bell@bsigroup.com Telephone: +44 20 8996 6347