Poole Harbour Commissioners has appointed Doug Kettlewell FCMA – a financial leader with extensive global senior management experience – as their new Chief Financial Officer.

Doug has a background of more than 20 years working in many different sized businesses, most recently acting as senior financial controller in British American Tobacco across the UK, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His diverse industry experience also includes energy, media, events and banking.

He has held senior management roles everywhere from American multinational General Electric to prestigious local companies including Farrow and Ball, Exchange Enterprises Ltd and The Richmond Group.

Jim Stewart, chief executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners, said: “We are delighted to welcome Doug on board, and thrilled he is bringing his vast commercial and financial leadership experience to us. His vision, expertise and passion for Poole Harbour made him the obvious choice.”

Poole Harbour Commissioners is responsible for running the commercial port of Poole and overseeing the management of the 10,000 acres which makes up Europe’s largest natural harbour.