07:55AM, Tuesday 04 February 2014
A new man will be taking over the reins at the Royal Windsor estate this year.
Paul Sedgwick has been announced to take over as deputy ranger - head of the estate - when Philip Everett retires after 16 years.
The area he will be responsible for is a vital part of the Crown Estate. It includes Windsor Great Park, has a turnover of £8 million, covers 15,800 acres and attracts about three million visitors annually.
The 40-year-old is currently managing director of a 9,000 acre estate with farms, shooting and large forestry operations.
He was previously resident agent to the Duke of Wellington’s family with responsibility for managing its estates in Hampshire and Ayrshire.
Paul is married to Lisa, a nurse and has three children aged nine, six and one.
He said: “Securing the opportunity to help shape the future of one of the most iconic Estate’s in the UK, particularly with its royal heritage and history, is a great honour.”
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