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James Stuart (Convener)

James Stuart was re-elected as Convener of the Board on 9th December 2019.

James 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 (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.

James’s other professional interests include economic development – he was previously MD of Entrepreneurial Scotland – and sustainability having founded One Planet Consulting focussed on supporting businesses and sectors to become more sustainable. James is also a Non-Exec Advisor to Scottish Forestry.

James was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2015, with his term running until 31 January 2023.

Register of Interests

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Founder and Director of One Planet Consulting Ltd.
    • Non-Executive Advisor to Scottish Forestry
    • Member, Lake District National Park Authority
  • Category 2: Other Roles
    • Chair of Governers, Education Partnership North East
    • Member, Audit and Governance Committee, Tees Valley Combined Authority
    • Interim Chair, Scottish Environmental Enhancement Fund
  • Category 3: Contracts
    • None
  • Category 4: Election Expenses
    • None
  • Category 5: Houses, Land and Buildings
    • None
  • Category 6: Interest in Shares & Securities
    • 50% owner of One Planet Consulting Ltd.
  • Category 7: Gifts and Hospitality
    • None
  • Category 8: Non-Financial Interests
    • None
  • Category 9: Close Family Members
    • None
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