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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico

Mr Duncan Taylor CBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mexico.

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Duncan Taylor

Duncan Taylor

He will succeed Ms Judith Macgregor CMG LVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Taylor will take up his appointment during September 2013.

Mr Taylor joined the FCO in 1982 and is currently Governor of the Cayman Islands. He has worked on a wide range of issues in the FCO, including leading the Japan section and as head of the Consular Service. He has served as British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and has also had postings in Havana, Budapest and New York. Before joining the FCO, Mr Taylor worked with Gulf Oil (GB) for two years. He has also spent a year on secondment with Rolls Royce, as Director of Latin American Affairs.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, Mr Taylor has said:

I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed Ambassador to Mexico, a beautiful, vibrant and dynamic country. The UK has a rich and friendly relationship with Mexico. I look forward greatly to helping to develop that relationship across the board with one of our most important bilateral partners.

Personal details  
Full name: Duncan John Rushworth Taylor CBE
Married to: Marie-Beatrice Terpougoff Taylor
Children: Three daughters, two sons
Dates Post
2009 – present Grand Cayman, Governor
2005 – 2009 Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, British High Commissioner
2000 – 2005 New York, Deputy Consul-General and Deputy Head of Post
1997 – 2000 FCO, Head of Consular Division
1996 – 1997 On secondment to Rolls-Royce, Director of Latin American Affairs
1991 – 1996 Language training, then Budapest, Head of Commercial Section
1989 – 1991 FCO, Personnel Operations Department, Area Officer
1987 – 1989 FCO, Head of Japan Section, Far East Department
1983 – 1987 Havana, Third later Second Secretary, Chancery
1982 – 1983 FCO, Desk Officer, West Africa Department

Further information

UK and Mexico on GOV.UK

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Published 10 May 2013