John Lelliott, Finance Director, has been with The Crown Estate for over 20 years. During this time, John’s achievements include leading a review of The Crown Estate’s governance framework which included implementing changes to the Boards and Committee structure as well as implementing a business change and efficiency project. This involved refreshing the business model and introducing a new organisational structure together with driving business synergies, operational efficiencies, cost savings and continuously driving new developments in financial and management reporting.
John also has responsibility for championing The Crown Estate’s move towards integrated reporting which, for the first time, was reflected in the annual report and accounts in 2013 and earned us the coveted PwC Building Public Trust Award for ‘Recognition in the Public Sector for Excellence in Reporting’; The Crown Estate last won this award in 2009. In the same year, The Crown Estate also won the PwC Building Public Trust Sustainability Reporting award, following on from past successes in 2009 and 2010 in that category. Additionally, in 2011, The Crown Estate won the Investor Relations award for ‘best annual report in the unlisted sector’.
John is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Pilot Integrated Reporting Pilot Programme, the ACCA Global Sustainability Forum and a member of The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project (A4S) and, more recently, has been asked to join the A4S CFO Leadership Forum.
John is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of Asthma UK.