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Change of Governor of the British Virgin Islands

Mr John Duncan OBE has been appointed Governor of the British Virgin Islands.

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John Duncan

John Duncan

He will succeed Mr Boyd McCleary CMG CVO. Mr Duncan will take up his appointment during July 2014.

On his appointment as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Mr Duncan has said:

I am delighted to be appointed and look forward in due course to taking on the role of Governor, working together with colleagues and friends in the Overseas Territories to build on the achievements so far and tackle the challenges ahead.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: John Stewart Duncan
Married to: Anne Marie Duncan
Children: One daughter, one son
Period Post
2012 - present FCO, Director of Engagement and Communications
2011 FCO, Special Representative for the London Conference on Cyberspace
2006 - 2011 Geneva and New York, UK Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control & Disarmament and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
2001 - 2006 Paris, Director, UK Trade and Investment
1998 - 2001 NATO, UK International Affairs Advisor to Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)
1998 FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department
1996 - 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, South Atlantic Dependant Territories and Antarctic Department
1993 - 1996 Brussels, Head of Section, UK Delegation to NATO & the Western European Union
1992 Rome, NATO Defence College
1992 Tirana, Chargé d ‘Affaires
1990 - 1991 Overseas Development Administration, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister for Africa and Overseas Development
1988 - 1990 FCO, Head of Section, Missile Technology Control Regime
1988 FCO Head of Section, Defence Sales, Export Licensing and Out of Area Defence Policy
1985 - 1988 Khartoum, Third Secretary Aid (Famine Relief and Infrastructure Development)
1982 - 1984 Paris, Third Secretary Chancery
1980 - 1982 FCO, Scandinavia and Switzerland Desk
1980 Joined FCO

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Published 26 June 2013