Public appointment: Chair reappointed to the Crown Estate Scotland Board

Public appointments news release

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, Mairi Gougeon MSP, today announced the reappointment of Amanda Bryan as Chair of the Board of Crown Estate Scotland.


Amanda Bryan has chaired the Board of Crown Estate Scotland since its inception in April 2017 and prior to that, served in a shadow capacity from December 2016 to assist with the creation of the organisation.  As a Chartered Forester, she holds a number of roles in forestry, land management and rural development.  She is also a member of the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.


The reappointment will be for one month and runs from 1 June 2023 until 30 June 2023.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

The reappointment attracts remuneration of £373.92 per day for a time commitment of two days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms Bryan is a Member of the Board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise and receives £10,063 per annum, for a time commitment of two days per month.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.

Ms Bryan has had no political activity within the last five years.


Crown Estate Scotland is a self-financing Statutory Public Corporation accountable to the Scottish Ministers and to the Scottish Parliament. Crown Estate Scotland is currently the manager of all the Scottish Crown Estate assets, the management of which was devolved to Scotland on 1 April 2017.

The Scottish Crown Estate includes a diverse range of urban, rural, coastal and marine assets. The diversity of the property, rights and interests comprising the Scottish Crown Estate means that decisions on retention, use or sale of the assets can deliver significant economic, social, financial and environmental benefits for communities across Scotland.

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