Mr Anwar Choudhury succeeded Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB as Governor of the Cayman Islands on 26th March 2018.
Mr Choudhury joined the FCO in 2003 having served in the private sector, the Royal Air Force, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office as Director. He was appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in 2004 where he served for four years, returning to the FCO in 2008 as Director International Institutions responsible for multilateral policy.
Thereafter, he worked on initiatives to improve the FCO, where he was presented the Institute of Government award for ‘Inspiration in Government’ for his work on Diplomatic Excellence.
His most recent posting was British Ambassador to Peru where he was responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.
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Governor to the Cayman Islands
The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in a British Overseas Territory. The Governor acts as the de facto head of state and is usually responsible for appointing the head of government, and senior political positions in the territory. The Governor is also responsible for liaising with the UK Government, and carrying out any ceremonial duties.
Previous roles in government
British Ambassador to Peru
- 2014 to 2018