John Freeman (diplomat)

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John Freeman

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14th Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Assumed office
17 October 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierRufus Ewing
Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson
Preceded byPeter Beckingham
British Ambassador to Argentina
In office
Preceded byShan Morgan
Succeeded byMark Kent
Personal details
Born (1951-03-25) 25 March 1951 (age 68)[1]
London, United Kingdom
Spouse(s)Corinna Freeman
Alma materKing's College London

John Patrick George Freeman CMG (born 25 March 1951) is a British diplomat who is the current Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.[2]


Freeman was educated at King's College London where he gained a PhD in 1986 with the thesis titled "Britain's nuclear arms control policy in the context of Anglo-American relations 1957–68", which later became a book published by Macmillan.[3][4] He subsequently joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1986, serving at first as Head of the South Africa Section, 1986–1989. He has been Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna 1997–2001 and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament 2004–2006, and was seconded as Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 2006–2011. He was Ambassador to the Argentine Republic 2012–2016.[5] He has been a visiting professor at King's College London.[6]

Freeman was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[7]


  1. ^ "Change of United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament at Geneva". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 3 June 2004. Archived from the original on 8 June 2004.
  2. ^ "Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Britain's nuclear arms control policy in the context of Anglo- American relations 1957-68 / John Patrick George Freeman". Senate House, London. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. ^ Britain’s Nuclear Arms Control Policy in the Context of Anglo-American Relations, 1957–68. Macmillan. 1984. ISBN 978-1-349-07809-7.
  5. ^ Our ambassador, British Embassy Buenos Aires, via
  6. ^ Dr John Freeman, King's College London
  7. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N4.