Peter Beckingham

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His Excellency
Peter Beckingham
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Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
In office
9 October 2013 – 16 October 2016
Premier Rufus Ewing
Preceded by Ric Todd
Succeeded by John Freeman
Personal details
Born (1949-03-13) 13 March 1949 (age 68)
Essex, England
Spouse(s) Jill Mary Beckingham
Alma mater Selwyn College, Cambridge

Peter Beckingham (born 13 March 1949) is a British retired diplomat, who was Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands 2013–2016.

Career[edit]

Beckingham was born in Essex in 1949, and was educated at Chigwell School and Selwyn College, Cambridge. In 1966, he received a scholarship from the Nuffield Foundation to teach in Zambia.[1] In 1970, he joined Argo Records, a division of Decca Records. In 1974, he worked for the international trade mission, the British Overseas Trade Board, then British Information Services in New York from 1979. In 1984, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the news department for the 10th G7 summit in London, and then went on to work for the Energy, Science and Space Department, as head of the East African Department, and as head of sections in Sweden and Australia.[2]

From 2005 to 2009, Beckingham was British Ambassador to the Philippines. In 2010, he became Deputy High Commissioner to India.[1]

In October 2013, he succeeded Ric Todd as Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.[2] In June 2016 the FCO announced that he was to be replaced in October 2016 and was to retire from the Diplomatic Service.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Who's Who, Europa Publications, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 15 June 2016.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Paul Dimond
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Philippines
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Stephen Lillie
Government offices
Preceded by
Ric Todd
Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
2013–2016
Succeeded by
John Freeman