The Trustees

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Chairman Andrew Try and President Admiral Sir James Perowne


Admiral Sir James Perowne, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle.

Sir James was Previously Commander Operations and Flag officer Submarines in 1996 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.  He is Chairman of the Council of the British Red Cross Queen Mother Memorial Fund and Chairman of the Central Region of the Consumer Council for Water. Sir James became the 105th Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle in 2014.


Andrew Try

Andrew is from a longstanding Windsor family and his grandfather Reginald was heavily involved in the Society.  A local entrepreneur, Andrew is Managing Director of ComXo.  Andrew sits on the Council of Management of The Windsor Festival and is a school governor at Clewer Green , Papplewick and The Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Honorary Secretary

Susann Laughton

Susann’s is a seasoned marketeer with extensive experience in consumer engagement.  Susann was introduced to the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society whilst building an online horticulture business Plantify.


The Coronation Arch

The Society approached Susann to produce and curate the amazingly successful Coronation Arch Project in 2013 and following that asked her to become our Honorary Secretary.


Susann Laughton

Show Manager

Alexandra Denman

Alex  has a BSc in horticulture from Reading University and worked at the Savill and Valley Gardens in the Windsor Great Park.  Alex was most recently Show Manager of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


Alex Denman getting technical!


Paul Sedgwick

Paul Sedgwick was appointed Deputy Ranger of the Windsor estate in 2014, and manages a team of around 180, covering activities such as property management, tourism, horticulture, marketing, grounds maintenance and forestry.

A qualified chartered surveyor, Paul was previously a partner with Strutt and Parker, managed the Duke of Wellington’s Stratfield Saye estate, and also managed Lord Iliffe’s estate at Yattendon.  He remains a Non-Executive Director at Stratfield Saye.


Paul Sedgwick


Paul Roach

Paul is Town Manager of Windsor, Eton and Ascot and sits as deputy chair of the Ceremonial Events Planning team, responsible for all state visits and Royal events.

Paul Roach

Paul Roach





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