Our team

The wider Scottish team is made up of approximately 40 employees plus our community marine officers who are based around the coast.

Our team
Helping out on Glenlivet

Our principal office is in Edinburgh although many staff are based throughout the country to ensure day-to-day contact with local partners.

The Scotland Committee oversees operations and business planning:

  • Ronnie Quinn is General Manager of The Crown Estate’s Scotland Portfolio, and leads the business in Scotland under the authority of the Scotland Management Board. Ronnie also has specific responsibility for energy & infrastructure as well as aquaculture
  • Andy Wells as Head of Property is responsible for the Rural & Coastal portfolio including moorings, ports & harbours, forestry and farming.
  • Esther Black leads on all aspects of engagement, communication and marketing as Head of Corporate Affairs & Policy.
  • Lynne Higgins is Head of Finance and Commercial.
  • Maureen Price leads on HR and people matters.

Gareth Baird is a non-executive Board member and Scottish Commissioner. He provides a Scottish focus and perspective on The Crown Estate's UK Board and chairs the Scotland Management Board which is also attended by CEO Alison Nimmo.

Chief Executive Alison Nimmo, the General Manager and additional senior staff including our Chief Financial Officer make up the Scotland Management Board, which meets quarterly and is chaired by the Scottish Commissioner.