The Executive

Nathan Thompson

Nathan is the Chief Executive and Clerk of the Council responsible to Her Majesty for the good order of the Duchy of Lancaster. Nathan trained as a Chartered Surveyor and has over 35 years of property experience. He joined the Duchy in August 2013 having previously worked for MEPC, JER Partners and Forth Ports.


Chris Adcock

Chris is our Chief Finance Officer and is responsible for the management of the Duchy’s financial portfolio. Chris joined the Duchy in 2003 and became an Executive Member of the Duchy Council in 2007.

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.