Jaap Roell with the Duke of Roxburghe and Roddy Jackson

ROXBURGHE Estates today announced the appointment of their Managing Director.

Jaap Röell has joined Roxburghe in preparation for the phased retirement of Factor Roddy Jackson, after 34 years on the Estate.

Jaap has until earlier this year been employed by Goodwood Estate in Sussex and has held different roles since he joined the Estate in 2009, most recently as Sporting Membership Director and a senior member of the commercial team.

Announcing the appointment, the Duke of Roxburghe said: “I am delighted to welcome Jaap to the Roxburghe Estates. With the mix of commercial and property interests at Roxburghe, Jaap’s experience at Goodwood and previously in his property management roles brings valuable skills to the management team and will help us grow the business successfully in the years ahead and I have no doubt he will be an able successor to Roddy who has made an outstanding and much-valued contribution to the estate.

Jaap Röell commented:  “It has been a rather strange, extremely quiet and yet challenging time to start at Roxburghe Estates, but it is such a pleasure to see the whole business come back to life since the end of lock-down. It is a great privilege to join the Duke’s team and work with talented people across our businesses.”