The Crown Estate Non-Executive Board Commissioner Appointment

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 the appointment is £20,000 per annum. The initial appointment is on the basis of a four year Royal Warrant.
Time Requirements: The time commitment is approximately 20 days per annum with a minimum of six and a maximum of nine Board meetings per year.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

On the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Karen Jones is appointed as the next Board Commissioner for The Crown Estate.

Date: 31/10/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    31/10/2019 at 01:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Crown Estate is a £14bn UK real estate business with a portfolio unlike any other. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop and visit as well as brilliant destinations across the country (including retail assets and Windsor Great Park). The Crown Estate has a substantial rural and coastal portfolio and play an active role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector. They actively manage their portfolio to deliver strong returns for the nation’s finances, contributing over £2.7bn in the last 10 years. the Crown Estate takes a long term view, working alongside their customers, partners and communities to create great experiences. We call this creating brilliant places through conscious commercialism.

The Crown Estate is seeking an exceptional individual to join their Board and help shape the business to be more customer-focused, services-based and digitally enabled. The Crown Estate is moving from a “bricks and mortar” model to one that delivers services and experiences to build deep relationships with customers and community, delivering value for all their stakeholders, and seizing the opportunities that demographic, social and technology trends create.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience of working at a strategic level in an organisation that has innovation, customer-focus and digital transformation at the core of its plans
• Understanding and track record of enhancing the customer experience at scale
• Proven track record of identifying and executing on new business opportunities
• Knowledge of how to harness digital technology
• Commercial and business acumen that will make a real contribution across a range of strategic and operational discussions

Additional Information

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

How to Apply

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to support this appointment for
The Crown Estate.

For further information about this role please follow the link in the Candidate Information Pack:

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