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William Boyd McCleary

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Resigned  August 1, 2014
Succeeded by  V. Inez Archibald
Spouse  Jenny McCleary
Name  William McCleary

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Preceded by  V. Inez Archibald (acting)
Born  30 March 1949 (age 66) Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (1949-03-30)
Role  Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands
Education  Queen's University Belfast
Previous office  Governor of the Virgin Islands (2010–2014)

William Boyd McCleary CMG CVO (born 30 March 1949) is a retired member of HM Diplomatic Service originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In September 2010 he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on the advice of the British government, to represent the Queen as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, and to act as the de facto head of state in the Territory. Prior to his appointment as governor, McCleary served as High Commissioner to Malaysia from 2006 to 2010.

Shortly after his arrival in the British Virgin Islands, the territory was damaged by Hurricane Earl. Although at the time of his appointment there was a degree of tension over constitutional matters between the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands, McCleary won plaudits in the local press for his deft handling of the situation. Currently, he is on the advisory board of OMFIF where he is regularly involved in meetings regarding the financial and monetary system. Previously, he was also one of the patrons of the British Theatre Playhouse, a company aiming at the production of British theatrical plays and musical shows.


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