Cllr John Beesley

Councillor - BCP Council

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Cllr John Beesley is a BCP Councillor and Chairman of the Audit & Governance Committee.

He was Leader of Bournemouth Council for 7 years from 2012 to 2019 and Deputy Leader for 5 years from 2007 to 2012. He was also responsible for the Resources Portfolio and the Council Budget for 12 years.

He is the former Deputy Chairman of Key Cities and a former Chairman of the Dorset County Pension Fund.

He represents the Westbourne & West Cliff Ward, having previously served on Bournemouth Council from 2000 to 2019 until Local Government Reorganisation, and is now a BCP Councillor.

In the private sector, he has been a Bournemouth hotelier for over 30 years and heads a hospitality consultancy specialising in hotel management and development.

He has extensive experience of both the private and public sectors through serving on a variety of trade and political bodies alongside his business career over the past 30 years. He has a very good understanding of the practicalities of the interface between both local and national government and business, and how to plan strategically to develop soundly based decision making and sustainable outcomes.

John is also a member of the following Dorset LEP boards/committees/steering groups:
Business Growth & Inward Investment Committee

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

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