Duncan Taylor (diplomat)

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Duncan Taylor
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British Ambassador to Mexico
Assumed office
September 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Judith Macgregor
Personal details
Born (1958-10-17) 17 October 1958 (age 58)

Duncan John Rushworth Taylor CBE (born 17 October 1958) is a British diplomat who is ambassador to Mexico.


Educated at Highgate School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 the 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]

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 10 May 2013
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John White
British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Succeeded by
Paul Brummell
Government offices
Preceded by
Stuart Jack
Governor of the Cayman Islands
Succeeded by
Helen Kilpatrick
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Judith Macgregor
British Ambassador to Mexico