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Board of Directors

The Board’s role is to consider strategic issues and plans, to monitor the company’s performance and ensure the company meets its legal obligations.  

The non-executive directors are –

Bristol City Council

  • Howard Swift - Head of Service: Economic Development
  • Cllr Helen Holland - Hartcliffe & Withywood Ward, Labour
  • Cllr Richard Eddy - Bishopsworth Ward, Conservative
  • Cllr Jude English - Ashley Ward, Green


  • Dr John Savage - (Co-Chair)
  • James Durie - Executive Director
  • Jo Greenwood - Finance Director

 South Gloucestershire Council

  • Antony Merritt - Strategic Economic Development Manager
  • Cllr Paul Hughes - Oldland Common Ward

 North Somerset Council

  • Ursula James - Tourism Development Officer

Bristol Airport

  • James Gore - Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations

Avon and Somerset Police

  • Andy Bennett - Superintendent

Clarke Willmott LLP

  • William Juckes - Partner

Industry Representatives

  • John Dowling – Doubletree by Hilton City Centre 
  • Owain Cassidy – Bristol Zoo Gardens 
  • Colin Lang – The Galleries Shopping Centre
  • Matthew Tanner - Brunel's SS Great Britain
  • Stephanie Lacey - Cabot Circus
  • Donna Speed - We The Curious
  • Louise Mitchell - Bristol Music Trust

 The Executive Director is:

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