The Executive

Nathan Thompson

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.

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.


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