James Stuart was elected as Convener by the Board on 12th December 2016, with his term commencing on 1st March 2017.
James Stuart has had an interest in the National Park for many years. In a personal capacity he has sailed and raced on the lochs in the Park and has also enjoyed walking and running within the hills and mountains.
In a professional context he has worked with the Authority whilst leading two sports governing bodies over recent years (Royal Yachting Association Scotland and Scottish Equestrian Association) and also through being a member on the National Tourism Strategy (Tourism Scotland 2020) Strategic Leadership Group of Scottish Tourism Alliance.
He hopes that his contemporary understanding of sport, recreation, outdoor sports governance and his strategic engagement with the National Tourism Strategy equip him suitably to support the Board.
James was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2015, with his term running until 31 January 2023.