Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

June 15
13:58 2016

Dr John Freeman CMG has been appointed Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands in succession to Mr Peter Beckingham, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Dr Freeman will take up his appointment during October 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: John Freeman CMG
Married to: Corinna Freeman
Children: Two
2012 present Buenos Aires, Her Majestys Ambassador
2011 Full time language training (Spanish)
2006 2011 Secondment, Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2004 2006 Her Majestys Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control [from 2005] and Her Majestys Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament [from 2004], Geneva
2001 2004 Brussels, Deputy Permanent Representative at NATO and Alternate Representative on the North Atlantic Council
1997 2001 Her Majestys Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Vienna
1994 1997 Singapore, Deputy High Commissioner and Commercial and Economic Counsellor
1994 Attached to the Trade Promotion division of the Department of Trade and Industry
1991 1994 FCO, Deputy Head of the Eastern (later Central) European Department, and, secondly, as Head of the Security Co-ordination Department
1989 1991 Senate Liaison, British Military Government in Berlin, and subsequently Head of the Political Section in the Berlin Office of the British Embassy in Germany
1986 1989 FCO, Head of South Africa Section
1983 1986 Member, UK Delegation to Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in Helsinki and Stockholm (at the Conference on Disarmament in Europe)
1977 1983 Ministry of Defence, Various appointments

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