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Paula Hay-Plumb OBE

Board Counsellor

Paula Hay-Plumb

Paula was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2015 and reappointed on 1 January 2019. She is currently Board Counsellor.

Paula is an experienced director in both the public and private sectors. A Chartered Accountant, she spent nine years on the Board of national regeneration agency, English Partnerships, and in 1997/98 chaired the Government’s Coalfields Taskforce. Paula was awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours list 2023.

Paula currently acts as a non-executive board member of both Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc. She is also a Trustee of Calthorpe Estates and The Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme.

Key strengths

  • Finance

  • Governance

  • Risk and Assurance

  • Public Sector

  • Policy

Our Board

Our Board has the balance of skills and backgrounds that are key to The Crown Estate's business and strategy.