Juliet Davenport, the boss of Chippenham-headquartered renewable energy supplier Good Energy plc, has been appointed to The Crown Estate Board as Board Commissioner. Her first term will commence from 1 September 2020 for an initial period of four years.
Juliet founded Good Energy in 2002. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables, having spent her entire career seeking to transform the UK energy market by helping homes and businesses to use sustainable energy to help combat climate change. She has been on various industry-related boards, including, currently, the Renewable Energy Association, Innovate UK and the Energy Institute.
Appointments and re-appointments of The Crown Estate Commissioners are Crown Appointments made on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
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 (if any declared) to be made public. Juliet Davenport has confirmed that she has not engaged in any political activity in the last 5 years.
The Crown Estate is a £14.3 billion UK real estate business with a portfolio unlike any other.
It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop and visit; brilliant destinations
across the country and offshore wind. It also has a substantial rural and coastal portfolio,
and manage the seabed around England,Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Crown Estate is owned by the Monarch in right of the Crown. This means that the Queen owns it by virtue of holding the position of reigning Monarch, for as long as she is on the throne, as will her successor. Responsibility for managing The Crown Estate is trusted to the company, under the Crown Estate Act, and the Queen is not involved in management decisions.
Established by an Act of Parliament, it returns all profits to Treasury for the benefit of the nation. This has totalled £2.8 billion over the last ten years.