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Richard Gozney

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Name  Richard Gozney
Succeeded by  George Fergusson
Education  St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Preceded by  John Vereker
Spouse  Diana Baird (m. 1982)
Premier  Ewart Brown Paula Cox
Role  Diplomat

Richard Gozney
Born  21 July 1951 (age 64) Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (1951-07-21)
Books  Gibraltar and the EC: Aspects of the Relationship

Alma mater  St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Sea Venture: Governor Sir Richard Gozney


Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney (born 21 July 1951) is a British career diplomat. He was Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda from 12 December 2007 to 18 May 2012. On 27 May 2016, he was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

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Background and education

The son of Thomas Leonard Gozney and his wife Elizabeth Margaret Lilian Gardiner, Gozney was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He took a BA (Hons) degree in Geology in 1973. In 1970, between school and the University, he briefly taught at a school in Kenya.

He married Diana Edwina Baird on 24 April 1982 and has two sons; James and Alexander.

Career summary

  • 1973–1974: Foreign and Commonwealth Office desk officer for Somalia and Ethiopia
  • 1974–1978: British Embassy Jakarta, Third and later Second Secretary
  • 1978–1981: British Embassy Buenos Aires, Third and later First Secretary
  • 1981–1984: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Section for NATO nuclear arms control
  • 1984–1988: Madrid, Head of Chancery and Political Section
  • 1989–1990: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 1990–1993: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 1993–1996: British High Commissioner to Swaziland
  • 1996–1997: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Security Policy Department
  • 1998–2000: Cabinet Office, Chief of the Assessments Staff
  • 2000–2004: British Ambassador to Indonesia
  • 2004–2007: British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • 2007–2012: Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda
  • 2016-Present: Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
  • Honours

  • 1993: Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • 2003: Best of Indonesian language speaker (Tokoh Berbahasa Indonesia Lisan Terbaik)
  • 2006: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • 2009: Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • 2010: Knight of Justice of the Venerable Order of St. John
  • Publication

  • Gibraltar and the EC: Aspects of the Relationship (Royal Institute of International Affairs Discussion Paper, 1993)
  • References

    Richard Gozney Wikipedia


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