Dan was appointed to Chief Executive of The Crown Estate in December 2019 and is an Executive Member of the Board.
He was previously at Lendlease, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Europe from 2009.
Between August 2014 and July 2018, Dan held the dual roles of Chief Executive Officer, International Operations and Europe, where he was responsible for overseeing the disciplined expansion of Lendlease’s Europe, Americas and Asia regions. After rebuilding Lendlease’s international platform, and following Lendlease’s rapid expansion in Europe, Dan focused on continuing to build and deliver the region’s extensive development pipeline.
Previously, from July 2012 until August 2014, Dan was Group Chief Operating Officer.
Dan began his Lendlease career in 1997 in Australia and between 1999 and 2001 he served as Lendlease’s Project Director for the expansion of Sydney Airport ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2001, he left to take up the role of Chief Executive of The Hornery Institute, a not-for-profit organisation established by Lendlease employees and shareholders. The role ignited Dan’s passion for Sustainability and he continues to actively champion Sustainability, having previously served as a director of the Green Building Council of Australia and as Chairman of the UK Green Building Council.
Dan is currently a Director of The Hornery Institute and Ark Schools.