Duncan Taylor (diplomat)

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Duncan Taylor

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British Ambassador to Mexico
In office
2013–2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byJudith Macgregor
Succeeded byCorin Robertson
Governor of the Cayman Islands
In office
2010–2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byStuart Jack
Succeeded byHelen Kilpatrick
Personal details
Born (1958-10-17) 17 October 1958 (age 60)
Spouse(s)Marie-Beatrice
Children3
FatherSir Jock Taylor
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

Duncan John Rushworth Taylor CBE (born 17 October 1958) is a British retired diplomat whose most recent post was ambassador to Mexico.

Career[edit]

Educated at Highgate School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1982 as a Desk Officer in its West Africa department. In 2005, he was appointed the British High Commissioner for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, which covered Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He became the governor of the Cayman Islands on 15 January 2010. His appointment as ambassador to Mexico was announced in May 2013.[1] In April 2018 the FCO announced that he was to be replaced in October 2018 and was retiring from the Diplomatic Service.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Duncan Taylor is the son of Sir Jock Taylor, also a diplomat, and the grandson of Sir John Taylor (1895–1974), who was also ambassador to Mexico. He is married to Marie-Beatrice and has three daughters and two sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 10 May 2013
  2. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mexico in October 2018". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 24 April 2018.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John White
British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Paul Brummell
Government offices
Preceded by
Stuart Jack
Governor of the Cayman Islands
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Helen Kilpatrick
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Judith Macgregor
British Ambassador to Mexico
2013–2018
Succeeded by
Corin Robertson