Crown Agents is wholly owned by the Crown Agents Foundation
This makes us a not-for-profit company.
Crown Agents Foundation uses our profits to research development solutions which support our vision of accelerating self-sufficiency and prosperity. In 2018 we began a programme to explore the potential of frontier technologies to help communities access basic services, inform humanitarian response and hold governments to account.
Exploring pioneering drone use in Africa for last mile delivery
Powering remote off-grid communities in Zimbabwe and Kenya using innovative solar technology
Exploring blockchain uses for pharmaceutical track and trace
As our sole shareholder, the Foundation appoints the Crown Agents Board and meets each year to review our accounts. As our sole shareholder, they also safeguard our not-for-profit ethos, making sure we always stay true to our vision of accelerating self-sufficiency and prosperity.
The Crown Agents Council – a group of 9 individuals – meets twice a year to review the work we do.
Our Foundation Council Members
HRH the Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, President
Paul Batchelor, Vice President
Dr Mohan Kaul
Mary Reilly FCA
Keith White CBE
Our Foundation Member Organisations
Aga Khan Foundation (Geneva)
Charities Aid Foundation
The Chartered Institute of Building
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Institute of Development Studies
International Chamber of Commerce UK
The Royal Commonwealth Society
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
AMREF – African Medical and Research Foundation
British Standards Institution
CARE International UK
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)