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|Sir David Durie
|Governor of Gibraltar|
5 April 2000 – 16 May 2003
|Chief Minister||Peter Caruana|
|Preceded by||Sir Richard Luce|
|Succeeded by||Sir Francis Richards|
21 August 1944 |
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George|
Born into a family with a military tradition, Durie grew up in Scotland. Together with his twin brother Ian (1944–2005) Durie was educated at Fettes College. He read Natural Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Durie joined the Ministry of Technology in 1966 before going on to work in various posts at the OECD, the Cabinet Office and the Department of Trade and Industry. In 1991 be became Minister and Deputy UK Permanent Representative to the European Community in Brussels and in 1995 he returned to the Department of Trade and Industry before leaving the Home Civil Service in 2000.
Honours and awards
Durie was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 1995 New Year Honours, and promoted to a Knight Commander of the same Order (KCMG) in the 2003 New Year Honours. He was appointed a Knight of the Venerable Order of St. John (KStJ) in 2000. Durie was also invested as Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Francis I (KCFO) by Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro (then Duke of Calabria) in 2003.
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Sir Richard Luce
|Governor of Gibraltar
Sir Francis Richards