Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
Patron of Windsor Leadership
Sir Tim has had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Navy, including a series of navigation and warfare appointments and four warship commands. His final post was as Chief Executive of Defence Estates. He is currently Chairman of English Heritage, the Major Projects Association and two Urban Regeneration Companies, as well as Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Deputy Chair of the RNLI. Sir Tim is an alumnus and long-term supporter of Windsor Leadership, having participated in the 2006 Consultation for Newly Appointed Strategic Leaders and 2009 Strategic Leaders Consultation. Sir Tim became Patron of Windsor Leadership in November 2018.
His support comes at a very important time for the charity, as it approaches its 25th anniversary in 2020 and leadership remains even more critical in these uncertain times. Speaking about the appointment Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Windsor Leadership, said: “Sir Tim will bring a wealth of experience to the role. We look forward to his support as we build upon the success of our current programmes and work towards supporting an even greater number of senior leaders from across all the different sectors”.
Commenting on his new role, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence said: “I am honoured and delighted to be following in the footsteps of my mentor The Right Reverend Michael Mann who believed that the only way to tackle the big issues facing society was through inspired leadership across the sectors. (Reverend Michael Mann together with The Duke of Edinburgh, Professor Charles Handy set up the original ‘Windsor Meetings’ in 1981). Windsor Leadership continues to inspire, challenge and support strategic leaders to reflect on their ability to transform themselves, their organisations and society for the better”.