The governance of France's Major Seaport Authorities is built around consultative and decision-making bodies, pursuant to the provisions of the 2008 French Ports Reform Act. 2019 marked the start of a new era for the governance of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port. An innovative plan was adopted by the Port Authority. The Supervisory Board and the Development Board were renewed for the period 2019-2023, integrating a greater scope of representation for local government bodies. For the first time ever, the Supervisory Board is now headed by the Chair of a Regional Council.

Decision-making bodies

Pascal Fréneau, Michel Puyrazat and Julien Dujardin.

Executive Board

The Executive Board provides executive management and is responsible for the management of the company. It has three members: Michel Puyrazat, who is its acting Chairman, and two other members, appointed by the Supervisory Board on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Executive Board.

They are Pascal Fréneau, Executive Vice President in charge of functional resources, and Julien Dujardin, Executive Vice President in charge of technical resources.

Christelle Morançais

Christelle Morançais.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Supervisory Board

Informed by the opinions of the Development Board and of the Loire Estuary Scientific Board, notably regarding the social, economic and environmental impact of port-related activities, the Supervisory Board determines the Port's strategy and exercises control over the budgetary aspects of that strategy.

Chaired by Christelle Morançais, the Chair of Pays de la Loire Regional Council, the Supervisory Board is made up of 18 members, who are divided into 4 colleges: Central Government representatives, representatives of Regional and Local Government, Port Authority employee representatives and qualified figures.


Directory of decisions

Discover the summaries of the acts of a regulatory nature adopted by the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of the Grand Port Maritime Nantes St Nazaire

Consultative bodies

Bruno Michel.
Chairman of the Development Board.

The Development Board comprises 32 members divided into 4 colleges: Port Community representatives, personnel representatives, local and regional government representatives and qualified figures.

It also has 4 permanent observers. At the installation meeting held on 8th November 2019, Philippe Billant, Director of Total’s Donges refinery, was elected Chair of the Development Board, and Pascal Vialard, the Chair of Nantes Ports Maritime Union, was elected Vice-Chair.