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Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management), trading as Crown Estate Scotland, was established by The Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) Order 2017. Under The Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017, the functions of the Crown Estate Commissioners, and the rights and liabilities set out in the transfer scheme, transferred from the Commissioners to Crown Estate Scotland.

Crown Estate Scotland operates under a Framework Document drawn up by the Scottish Government. This sets out our:

  • Functions, duties and powers
  • Aims, objectives and targets
  • Responsibilities and accountability, including our relationship with Scottish Government
  • Plans, budgets and controls
  • External accountability arrangements
  • Staff management arrangements
  • Certain aspects of our financial framework

Scottish Ministers appoint our Chair and the Board. The Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland regulates the appointments. The Chair has a three-year term and Board members have two or three year terms, with a total maximum length of service of eight years.

We will publish the minutes and papers of Board meetings as part of our commitment to openness and transparency.  Some papers may not be published for statutory / legal reasons, if the information is commercially sensitive, or if it relates to the formulation of government policy. 

Papers from the first Board meeting, held in June 2017, will be published here shortly. Below is Code of Conduct (see http://www.standardscommissionscotland.org.uk/ for more information) and Register of Interests. 

For further information, please contact Helen Howden, Governance Manager: helen.howden@crownestatescotland.com / 0131 260 6070.

Board documents and papers

Our board

Amanda Bryan

Amanda Bryan

Chair of Crown Estate Scotland

Amanda Bryan is a Chartered Forester with qualifications in marine resource management and electrical and electronic engineering. She is based in the Highlands, near Beauly.

Amanda has extensive experience in rural and community development and stakeholder engagement. She currently holds two other public appointments as Forestry Commissioner for Scotland, chairing the Forestry Commission’s National Committee for Scotland and as a Board Member for Highlands and Islands Enterprise.  Amanda is also Chair of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and a part-time lecturer at the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College UHI.

Dr Michael Foxley

Michael lives on and works a family croft in Lochaber. He is a retired GP and former Leader of Highland Council. Over the last 30 years Michael has had wide experience of and direct involvement in agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, renewables, community ownership and empowerment in the Highlands & Islands.

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew has extensive experience working in businesses of all sizes in both private and public sectors, internationally and in Scotland. He has served on a number of boards in both executive and non-executive roles, and has a very strong commercial record underpinned by a commitment to safety excellence, robust governance and oversight.

Andrew’s most recent executive role was with Scottish Water where he was responsible for the non-regulated business, commercial land and property portfolio, growth of renewable energy generation and the construction and start-up of water technology and development centres.

Robert Mackenzie

Robert Mackenzie

Robert recently retired after 25 years as a Business Technology and Consulting partner at Scott-Moncrieff, leading their Corporate and Consulting Services arm. He has always had a passion for improving the excellence of public sector service delivery. Robert has an in depth understanding of finance, business and audit. He was Head of Audit for multiple organisations and provided training and guidance to Audit Committee and Board members of his clients. Mr Mackenzie was a member of Scott-Moncrieff’s Board for over 15 years and Chair for the last four years before retiring.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Richard lives and works in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After spending ten years as a commercial director in the marine renewables industry for the European Marine Energy Centre and the National Renewable Energy Centre he is now a strategy and commercialisation consultant currently working with new technology developers expanding into global markets as well as those wishing to test and develop projects in Scotland. As a non-executive director / trustee and member of the Finance Committee for Sustrans and Greenspace Scotland, he is proud to represent two charities that make smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable, changing the way we think about, use and manage our green spaces and networks.

Hugh Raven

Hugh Raven

Hugh has worked in land and water management for much of his career. He is a non-executive director of two privately-owned Scottish estates, including his family’s business at Ardtonish. Hugh has a long standing interest in aquaculture and in renewable energy, and chairs the Marine Conservation Society and the Open Seas Trust. He was formerly a board member of Scottish Natural Heritage and a member for Scotland of the Sustainable Development Commission.

Alister Steele MBE

Alister Steele MBE

Alister has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering affordable housing and community regeneration and a considerable track record of strategic planning and business leadership.

Alister recently retired after 15 years as Managing Director of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association. He is currently Chair of Our Power, a Trustee of the Queens Hall and of LAR Housing Trust, and a Director of Social Bite Communities Ltd.

Alister was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to social housing and regeneration.