Governor to Turks and Caicos Islands

Dr John Freeman CMG


Dr John Freeman is the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He served as British ambassador to Argentina from June 2012 to October 2016.

John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1986. He has previously served in a wide range of appointments in London and overseas dealing with countries as varied as South Africa, Germany, and Singapore; and with a wide range of international issues, including non-proliferation, international terrorism, and drugs policy. He has also covered economic and commercial issues in Posts overseas.

The Governor is married with 2 children.

Governor to Turks and Caicos 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

  1. British Ambassador to Argentina

    • 2012 to 2016