Change of Her Majesty’s Governor to Turks and Caicos Islands

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Mr D R (Ric) Todd has been appointed Her Majesty's Governor to Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr D R (Ric) Todd has been appointed Her Majesty’s Governor to Turks and Caicos Islands in succession to Mr Gordon Wetherell. Mr Todd will take up his appointment in September 2011.

Mr Todd studied history at university and joined the FCO in 1980. He has done postings in South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Slovakia and Poland. He has worked in various jobs in the FCO London, including three years on the FCO Board as Finance Director, and spent five years in HM Treasury.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Governor to Turks and Caicos Islands, Mr Todd has said “I am delighted to be appointed Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, which is not only a fascinating new job but also different from postings I have done before. I am looking forward to getting to know the people of the Islands and working with them on all the issues which we face.”

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Damian Roderic (Ric) Todd

Married to: Alison

Children: Three

October 2007 - present Warsaw, Her Majesty’s Ambassador and since April 2010 Regional Director for the Central Europe Network (CEN.

2004 - 2007 FCO, Finance Director

2001 - 2004 Bratislava, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

1995 - 1997 and 1998-2001 HM Treasury. Head of two EU policy Departments

1999 - 2001 UK Member of the EU Economic Policy Committee.

1997 - 1998 FCO, Deputy Head of Economic Relations Dept

1991 - 1995 Bonn

1989 - 1991 FCO, Economic Relations Department

1987 - 1989 Prague

1985 - 1987 FCO, European Community Department

1981 - 1984 Cape Town/Pretoria

1980 - 1981 FCO, Defence Department