John Lelliott appointed Chair of the Natural Capital Coalition

The Crown Estate’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, John Lelliott, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Natural Capital Coalition taking over from Nanno Kleiterp, who will be retiring as chair and as CEO of Netherlands Development Finance Company.

13 July 2016

The Natural Capital Coalition is a global multi-stakeholder collaboration of leading global initiatives and organisations who work towards harmonizing approaches to natural capital. Natural capital refers to the world's stock of natural resources, which includes geology, soils, air, water and all living organisms.

Commenting on John Lelliott’s appointment Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition said, “As the Coalition enters its new phase of implementation it is really exciting to have John on board who has considerable experience at The Crown Estate of applying the principles of natural capital thinking in a business.”

John Lelliott said: “Accounting for the use of natural capital is an imperative for business and something we ignore at our peril. As Chair of the Natural Capital Coalition, I look forward to working with the team and our partners to drive the Protocol forward into the next phase.”

The appointment follows the announcement last month that John Lelliott will be retiring later this year from The Crown Estate after over 30 years with the business. His successor, Kate Bowyer, will be joining The Crown Estate in the autumn.

You can find out more about The Crown Estate’s work around natural capital in our annual report.

Annual Report and Accounts 2016 (PDF, 8.19 MB)

Natural Capital Coalition Website