Board Members & Executive Team

​Board Members

​Charles Clarke


Year Appointed:  October 2015

Charles Clarke is a Chartered Accountant who spent some 30 years with KPMG in London, Malaysia and Jersey, mainly as an Audit Partner. Latterly he was Senior Partner of the Channel Islands Firm and chaired the grouping of KPMG member firms in offshore jurisdictions. Since retiring from KPMG in 2005 he has focused on a portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships, including listed and regulated UK and Jersey companies. He has also established an offshore corporate governance consultancy.

He has been involved with Jersey Airport since late 2006, initially chairing a taskforce established by the previous Airport Director, and with Harbours since mid-2010, originally chairing the Jersey Harbours Advisory Group. His community roles have included Chairman and President of the Jersey Branch of the Institute of Directors, Chair of the States of Jersey Statistics Users' Group, Governor of Victoria College and independent member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Governance Committee.

​John Mills CBE

Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director
Year Appointed: October 2015

John Mills had an extensive public sector career in London, in Hong Kong, in a large English local authority as Chief Executive and in Jersey, where for four years he was Chief Executive of the former Policy and Resources Department and the Island's senior civil servant. His roles in London included several years as a member of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit.

Since 2007 he has held a range of non-executive roles in the statutory sector, including as a board member of the Jersey Financial Services Commission and the Port of London Authority. Since 2014 he has been the Jersey-based director on the board of the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman.

John initiated the States' work on the incorporations of Jersey Telecom and Jersey Post, and on the creation of the JCRA and the Island's competition policy regime. In this he drew on experience of working on the BT privatisation in 1984 and the subsequent liberalisation of the EU telecoms market.

John chairs the Airport Authority and the Harbours Authority, the structures through which PoJL board members and senior executives govern much of the non-commercial operations of the company under the Incorporation Law. He is also Chair of the Board's Remuneration Committee.

​Allan Smith MBE

Non-Executive Director
Year Appointed: October 2015

Allan Smith is a professional manager and has held a number of senior management positions, including being the General Manager/Chief Executive of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society for over 27 years.

He was also a Director of the Co-operative Group in Manchester from 2003 to 2010 becoming Deputy Chairman prior to his term of office expiring. He is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Community Savings Limited.

Allan has a passion for ethical management and uses this when bringing his business experience to the Board.

He has also been appointed an Honorary Master for Arts for services to education and training in Jersey. He is the Chair of the Marina Development Group.

Geoffrey Spence

Non-Executive Director
Year Appointed: 2018

Having spent 24 years working in investment banking, specialising in the financing of the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries and its major projects Geoffrey Spence also advised the UK Government and public sector on the commercial and financing aspects of these industries, having worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc.

He was also Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK within HM Treasury, leading its Infrastructure, Policy and Delivery, as well as being a Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's advisor on business and EU policy. 

He has held senior positions in Lloyds Bank plc as well as being a member of the UK Government's Thames Estuary Commission.

Nowadays, Geoffrey is a Director of a private, charitable acute Hospital in Nazareth, Israel and is a member if the Board of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He is also a member of the London Mayor Brexit Advisory Panel.

​Jeff Hume

Non-Executive Director
Year Appointed: January 2017

Jeff Hume is the Senior Independent Director of Manx Telecom plc, an AIM listed company, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange's Primary Markets Group.

He was the Deputy Chairman of the Dover Harbour Board, a major Trust Port, until December 2016 and the Senior Independent Director of the social housing association Moat Homes Ltd until September 2016. He was the Senior Independent Director and latterly the Chairman of Hyder Consulting plc (the multinational Consulting Engineer) until 2014. He was earlier an Independent Director of Heath Lambert Insurance Brokers.

In his executive career he was the Finance Director of TDG plc (Logistics), AWG plc (Anglian Water and Morrison), Alfred McAlpine plc (Housebuilding and Construction) and Howden Group plc (Mechanical Engineering). He previously held senior management and financial positions in the FTSE100 Hawker Siddeley Group plc.

He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is the Chair of the Board's Audit Committee.

​Mark Chown 

Non-Executive Director
Year Appointed: November 2017

Mark Chown has extensive business experience in the private equity, leisure, property and aviation sectors. He held senior executive and non-executive positions with Flybe Group plc over 18 years, until 2014, including Deputy Chairman. During this time Flybe quadrupled in size, to become Europe's largest regional airline. Mark led the successful acquisition of BA Connect, the IPO on the London Stock Exchange and other significant corporate transactions. Mark has held non-executive director and Chairman roles in substantial businesses in the leisure, property and IT sectors. Mark has a BA (Econ) from Manchester University and a post graduate qualification from the Manchester School of Management. He trained as chartered accountant with what is now PWC, before moving into the private equity sector with 3i plc, prior to becoming a partner in an independent private equity firm. Mark is a member of both the Audit Committee and Risk Committee at Ports of Jersey.

Executive Team

​Doug Bannister

Group CEO

Doug Bannister became Chief Executive Officer for Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours in July 2011 – a role with responsibility for the future strategic and financial structure of the businesses. In October 2015, these previous governments departments were incorporated into PoJL.

With other 25 years' experience in international business, holding senior executive positions with leading sea transportation company P&O Nedlloyd in North America, Europe, Asia, India and New Zealand, Doug was also Managing Director with Maersk Line UK and Ireland, the largest shipping company in the UK. Doug is skilled at turnaround, restructuring and transformation of capital intensive transportation businesses.

He holds an MBA in International Marketing (Seton Hall University, New Jersey 1997) and a B.A in Economics (St Lawrence University, New York 1988). In 2016 Doug was awarded the Institute of Directors Jersey Director of the Year for large businesses.

Born in Summit, New Jersey, USA, Doug holds dual British and American citizenship.

​Andrew Boustouler

Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Group CEO

Andrew Boustouler has fulfilled a number of key roles at both Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours over the past 15 years and was appointed by the States of Jersey as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2011 following the establishment of the combined Ports of Jersey.

He undertook a central role in the incorporation process and was appointed to his current role as Chief Financial Officer on its fruition. He has direct responsibility for Finance, Property and Compliance.

Immediately prior to joining the SoJ he was employed by a local law firm where he specialised in structured finance transactions as well as providing general banking and commercial advice.

He was born in Jersey and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001 after having been called to the Bar in 1998 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. 

​Stephen Driscoll

Chief Operations Officer & Airport Director

As a graduate with BSc (Hons) Stephen is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) and Member Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET).


Stephen has undertaken a number of roles from Airport Electrician, Head of Airport Engineering, Chief Operating Officer (Aviation) and since 2012 assumed responsibility as Chief Operations Officer for both Harbours and Airport and all operational activities across the maritime and aviation parts of the business leading 160 staff. He also acts as Airport Director and is the ‘Accountable Manager’ for aviation safety and security.


His extensive experience of 40+ years provides leadership to the operational side of what is a dynamic business and includes Air Traffic Control, Coastguard, Marine Operations, Search and Rescue, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Port Operations, Group Systems and Technical Services, Airport Fire & Rescue Service, Security, Engineering Services, Airfield Operations, Pilotage, Environmental Protection, Security, Safety and Quality Management.

Myra Shacklady

Key Account & Marketing Director

Myra joined Jersey Harbours in 2007 as Commercial Director from Millford Haven Port Authority, the third largest port in the UK. A P&O management graduate, her career has spanned almost 40 years in the marine industry, having worked for several shipping companies in a variety of senior positions, including sales, marketing, terminal services, marine and port operations in both the UK and Europe. Following the integration of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours, Myra assumed the role of Group Key Accounts and Marketing Director, with overall responsibility for all commercial activities across both the maritime and aviation side of the business.

​Alan Merry

Strategy & Development Director

Alan has in depth commercial, HR and Board level experience gained across a number of business sectors including financial services, retail and professional services.

Now running his own consultancy, Alan works with businesses and executive teams supporting transformational change and focuses on the development of strategy, change management, strategic HR and improving Board and organisational effectiveness. 

Since the successful integration of the businesses in 2012, Alan has been working extensively with Ports of Jersey, supporting them in strategy development and change management with a specific focus on preparing the organisation for incorporation.

​Steve Tanner

Group Capital Projects Director

With a background in commercial project management and procurement, Steve has worked for a number of high-profile businesses across the UK, including the NHS Trust and the British Nuclear Group of companies. 

In recent years Steve has become heavily involved in the aviation and transport industry, initially heading the Commercial Management Team at BAA, Heathrow Airport Ltd, before taking the role of Acquisition Director, leading the team responsible for major projects annual contract spend of circa £1.1billion. This included major developments at Heathrow. 

In 2012 he moved to Manchester Airport Group, heading up contracting activity across the four airports in the group (Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth) and supporting major projects undertaken by the organisation, including the successful £1.5billion acquisition and integration of Stansted Airport.

Prior to joining Ports of Jersey in 2016 Steve worked for Speedy Asset Services, the UK's largest construction services supplier in the role as executive director, with responsibility for the management of circa 1,500 vehicles, 300+ properties and 40,000+ assets. 

​Jonathan Crick

Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan brings excellent aviation, airport, property development and various transportation experience to our company. He has previously been the Commercial Director of Stansted Airport, been responsible for the commercial development of Network Rail's considerable retail property portfolio, ran easyBus and also worked for Monarch Airlines and Inter European Airways. This demonstrates the breadth of his background and shows that he has a very good grasp of our main customer groups