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 nearly 20 years. She started her career as a print journalist before working in the Scottish Parliament for a group of MSPs, overseeing day-to-day relations with political media and NGOs, as well as developing campaigns and strategy.  

During an 18-month stint in Australia, she worked initially on crisis communications for fast-moving consumer goods companies then for international environmental groups such as Pew, WWF and Nature Conservancy.  

Returning to the UK in 2010, she continued in consultancy before moving to The Crown Estate in 2013, attracted by the organisation’s commitment and innovative approach to responsible business. 

She now oversees all aspects of communications, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and policy for the business.  

Esther is a graduate of the University of Glasgow.