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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 Interest

  • Category 1: Remuneration
    • Non-executive Advisor for Scottish Forestry
    • Self-employed Director of One Planet Consulting Ltd – Strategic development consultancy focusing on links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability.
  • Category 2: Related Undertakings
    • None
  • Category 3: Contracts
    • None
  • Category 4: Houses, Land and Buildings
    • None
  • Category 5: Interest in Shares & Securities
    • 100% Shareholder of One Planet Consulting Ltd
  • Category 6: Gifts & Hospitality
    • None
  • Category 7: Non-Financial Interests
    • A member of the National Tourism Strategy (Tourism Scotland 2020) Strategic Leadership Group of Scottish Tourism Alliance
    • Director of National Parks UK Ltd (Members voluntary liquidation in process)
    • A member of the Audit and Governance Committee of Tees Valley Combined Authority
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