Cllr John Beesley FIH is Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council and the Cabinet Member for Resources, which includes the Council’s budget and property portfolio.
He is a member of the LGA Key Cities Executive and is also on the LGA City Regions Board.
John is the Chairman of the Dorset County Pension Fund and has served on the Committee for ten years. He has recently been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Brunel Pension Partnership Shadow Board (the LGPS South-West Pool).
As a Bournemouth hotelier, he has been active in hotel management and tourism throughout his career. He also operates as a consultant to the hotel industry, acting for clients in hotel management and business development as well as planning and estate matters for the hospitality industry.