Ronan O'Hara joined Crown Estate Scotland as Chief Executive in September 2022. He leads the staff team and works with the Board and the Scottish Government to deliver Crown Estate Scotland's objectives as a new public corporation.
He is a senior property professional specialising in complex property initiatives, strategy development, sustainability, and leading change. His previous roles have included senior appointments at the University of Cambridge, Northern Ireland’s Strategic Investment Board and the Building Research Establishment, amongst others.
Ronan holds degrees in Business and Finance, Building Surveying and Environmental Sciences from the Queens University Belfast, the Open University Business School and London Southbank University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.