The Executive

Nathan Thompson CVO

Nathan Thompson has been Clerk of the Council and Chief Executive, Keeper of the Records and Surveyor General of the Duchy of Lancaster since 1st August 2013. He was formerly a member of the Executive Committee of MEPC Plc and a Director of JER Partners. He is an executive member of Council ex officio.

Stewart McGarrity

Stewart took up the post of Interim Chief Finance Officer at the Duchy on 1st May 2021. He is a Chartered Accountant with 35 years’ experience in senior financial positions across leading organisations in the UK and overseas, including CFO roles in sectors as diverse as property development, transport infrastructure, oil and gas exploration/gas storage development and low carbon chemical production. 


Hugh Bruce-Watt

Hugh is the Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster and is the Duchy’s General Counsel. He provides legal advice and assistance to the Duchy team. Hugh has over 30 years’ experience in commercial property law and joined the Duchy in March 2019.