HM Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, Mr Andrew Try
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Andrew Try is the founder and Managing Director of ComXo, which provides virtual personal assistance and other workplace services to large enterprise clients in the City of London; his company employs 110 people in Datchet. A sixth-generation Windsorian, his voluntary work has focused on serving the locality, including as Trustee of the Windsor Festival, the Windsor Learning Partnership Multi-Academy Trust and the Prince Philip Trust Fund; member of the board of the Friends of St George’s Chapel; chair of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society; and governor of Clewer Green Primary School and Papplewick School, Ascot.
Mr Try has two children and an adult stepson and lives in Windsor with their mother, Vicky.
Mr Try was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2019.
Mr Try took on the role as Lord Lieutenant on 23 October 2023
Mr Try has only very recently taken over the role of Lord-Lieutenant. His Patronages and Presidencies will be advised in due course
The role of the Lord-Lieutenant
The Lord-Lieutenant is the permanent representative of The King in Berkshire. It is an honorary appointment. Mr Try was appointed as Lord-Lieutenant in October 2023. His predecessor, Mr Puxley, was in post from 2015 to October 2023.
The Lord-Lieutenant attends The King, Members of the Royal Family and visiting heads of state during visits to the County and makes all the arrangements for their visits.
The Lord-Lieutenant acts for The King in carrying out certain duties, mainly ceremonial, in connection with the Armed Forces and in presenting honours and awards.
In general Lord-Lieutenants follow the example of The King in promoting a good atmosphere and a spirit of co-operation in all walks of life in the County. In particular they encourage voluntary activity, voluntary service and charitable organisations. They also take an interest in the business, commercial and social life of the County.
Go to The Berkshire Lieutenancy for more information about the work of the Lord-Lieutenant