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Jim Stewart

Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners

Board Members

Jim Stewart was appointed Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners in 2002 and has been a board member of the British Ports Association (BPA) Council since then.

Jim has managed shipping companies in the UK and overseas since 1988 after commencing his career as a shipbroker on the Baltic Exchange in the City of London.

In the past six years, he has served as Chair of BPA, Chair of Maritime UK (representing UK ports and the UK maritime services sector), Chair of UK Port Skills, and Safety and Chair of Access to UK Ports committee. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Jim gained an MBA at the Cass Business School in London and has served as President and council member of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has also held a number of non-executive positions, including the Director of Poole Lighthouse Arts Centre for five years.

Jim is a former Chair of Dorset LEP and a member of the following Dorset LEP boards/committees/steering groups:

Strategic Infrastructure Committee
Performance & Investment Committee
Nominations & Remuneration Committee
Local Industrial Strategy

Jim is also our Transport Champion and Chair of Connected Dorset Working Group.

You can access details of these groups on our governance pages.

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