|Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands|
5 August 2008 – 21 August 2011
|Preceded by||Richard Tauwhare|
|Succeeded by||Ric Todd|
11 November 1948 |
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford
University of Chicago
Gordon Geoffrey Wetherell, CMG (born 11 November 1948) is a British diplomat who was the former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He was appointed on 5 August 2008, replacing Richard Tauwhare in the position. On 14 August 2009, he assumed direct political control when the British government imposed direct rule on the islands in response to a Foreign Office inquiry which found "information in abundance pointing to a high probability of systematic corruption or serious dishonesty" in the islands' administration under former Premier, Michael Misick.
He was educated at Bradfield College (in Bradfield, Berkshire), at New College, Oxford and at the University of Chicago. His Foreign Office career has included service in East Berlin, Geneva, New Delhi, and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2000 he was the British ambassador to Ethiopia (and concurrently non-resident ambassador to Eritrea and Djibouti). He served as ambassador to Luxembourg from 2000 to 2004, and High Commissioner to Ghana from 2004 to 2007.
He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.
Governor Wetherell's last official meeting in office was with the Advisory Council on 11 August 2011, in Grand Turk. Wetherell departed the Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, on Sunday, 21 August 2011, ending his term as governor.
- , BBC News report.
- "Wetherell, Gordon Geoffrey". Who's Who 2009. Oxford University Press. December 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- Life as a Career Diplomat, TCI government web site.
- The London Gazette: . 11 June 2011.
- "Governor attends last Advisory Council meeting". Turks & Caicos Sun. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
|British Ambassador to Ethiopia
|British Ambassador to Luxembourg
|British High Commissioner to Ghana
|Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
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