Esther Black

Head of Corporate Operations, 
Esther Black, Head of Corporate Affairs & Policy, The Crown Estate

Esther has worked in media, public affairs and strategic communications for over 20 years. She started her career as a journalist before working in the Scottish Parliament for a group of MSPs, overseeing relations with political media and NGOs. 

During a period in Australia, she worked in crisis communications for fast-moving consumer goods companies then for international environmental groups including Pew, WWF and Nature Conservancy. 

Returning to the UK, she continued in consultancy before moving to The Crown Estate in 2013, attracted by the organisation’s commitment to responsible business.

She now oversees all aspects of communications, stakeholder engagement, policy, HR and governance for Crown Estate Scotland.

Esther sits on the Board of Children in Scotland.