The Crown Estate Non-Executive Board Commissioner (and Audit Committee Chair)

Body: HM Treasury
Appointing Department: HM Treasury
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration for this appointment is £25,000 per annum. (The remuneration for a Board Commissioner is £20,000 plus an additional £5,000 for the Chair of the Audit Committee position.) This appointment is on the basis of a four year Royal Warrant.
Time Requirements: The time commitment is approximately 20 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Crown Estate is driving the transformation of their business so that they continue to be at the forefront of business innovation, customer-focus and the deployment
of new technologies in a rapidly changing world.

With an asset value of £15.6 billion across a diverse and nationally important portfolio, alongside ambitious plans for growth and development in the future, the role of Board Commissioner and Chair of Audit Committee is a key position for the oversight and enablement of those plans.

The Crown Estate’s newly formed leadership team is managing the asset base to achieve or exceed market benchmark returns in a sustainable way, while at the same time preserving the heritage nature of many of them. They are grasping the opportunity to be a leader in supporting the UK towards a net zero carbon future and are helping to create modern communities and renew urban centres across the UK.

This Board Commissioner appointment is an exciting opportunity to contribute to and help influence the realisation of our goals for the development of the business across all its portfolios.

The Crown Estate would like to identify a suitably qualified and exceptional individual with extensive experience in financial oversight and controls assurance in a diversified business with comparable scale and complexity to The Crown Estate.

Person Specification

Experience and skills
Candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

Deep knowledge and experience of finance leadership in a complex and diversified business;

Qualified accountant with evidence of continued professional development;

A commercial approach to exercise of oversight and controls that enables businesses to grow whilst managing risk effectively;

Ability to connect with and promote the Purpose and Values of The Crown Estate;

Commercial and business acumen that will make a real contribution to the Board’s business across a range of strategic and operational areas;

Excellent interpersonal and strategic stakeholder management skills coupled with the ability to work collaboratively with other Board members.

Additional Information

This is a Crown Appointment. The Prime Minister recommends the appointable candidate to Her Majesty, The Queen.

HM Treasury is a disability confident employer.

Please note that due diligence will be carried out on shortlisted candidates. Candidates should expect this to include searches of previous public statements and social media, blogs or any other publicly available information.

For further information about The Crown Estate please visit

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02 Diversity Information Form - Accesible PDF
01A - Candidate Pack Extended Close Date
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