The Crown Estate Non-Executive Board Commissioner (Marine & Seabed, Offshore Energy)

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.


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

On the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Anne Kavanagh and Clare Shine are appointed as new members of The Crown Estate Board.

Date: 22/07/2022

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Crown Estate is a £14bn UK 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 also has a substantial rural and coastal portfolio. They actively manage all of their portfolios taking a long-term view, working alongside their customers, partners, stakeholders and communities towards the realisation of our purpose: ‘To create lasting and shared prosperity for the nation’.

The Crown Estate’s Marine business manages the seabed and about half the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They provide seabed rights and facilitate the development of sectors such as cables, pipelines, CO2 storage and marine aggregates and play a key role in enabling the UK’s offshore wind industry, contributing to achievement of the UK’s renewable energy agenda, carbon emission targets and overall energy security.

In order to support the long term growth of The Crown Estate’s Marine business we are looking for an exceptional individual with extensive experience of the sustainable management of the seabed and marine environments to join our Board.

Person Specification

Experience and skills required:
• Deep experience in management of the marine and seabed environments;
• Evidence of strong focus on sustainability and protection of the marine environment;
• Experience of the deployment of energy and communications infrastructure on the seabed;
• Understanding of and commitment to the future of coastal, marine and seabed resources for the long term benefit of the nation;
• 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;
• Financially literate from a commercial perspective to an appropriate level for membership of a Board and to join a Board Committee in due course;
• Excellent interpersonal and strategic stakeholder management skills coupled with the ability to work effectively as part of a high performing and talented team;
• Ability to work collaboratively with other Board members.

For further information about The Crown Estate please visit

The Crown Estate embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity; we welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

How to Apply

Heidrick & Stuggles has been engaged to support this appointment for The Crown Estate.

To find out more about this role and how to apply please download the Candidate pack.

The closing date for applications is 23.00hrs, 6 October 2021.

The Crown Estate embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity; we welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring form as well as declaring any potential or perceived conflicts of interest.


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