Richard Gozney

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Sir Richard Gozney
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Assumed office
27 May 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Howard Quayle
Preceded by Adam Wood
Governor of Bermuda
In office
12 December 2007 – 18 May 2012
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Ewart Brown
Paula Cox
Preceded by John Vereker
Succeeded by George Fergusson
Personal details
Born (1951-07-21) 21 July 1951 (age 66)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Spouse(s) Diana Edwina Baird; 2 children
Alma mater St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney KCMG CVO KStJ (born 21 July 1951) is a British career diplomat. He was Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda from 12 December 2007[1] to 18 May 2012. On 27 May 2016, he was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[2]

Background and education[edit]

The son of Elizabeth Margaret Lilian Gardiner and Thomas Leonard Gozney, he was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He took a BA (Hons) degree in Geology in 1973. In 1970, between school and the university, he briefly taught at a school in Kenya.[citation needed]

He married Diana Edwina Baird on 24 April 1982 and has two sons; James and Alexander.

Career summary[edit]



  • Gibraltar and the EC: Aspects of the Relationship (Royal Institute of International Affairs Discussion Paper, 1993)


  • Who's Who 2007 (A. & C. Black, London, 2007)
  1. ^ Smith, Tim. The Royal Gazette: Breaking News: New Governor sworn in. 12 December 2007; accessed 13 December 2007
  2. ^ "Sir Richard Gozney: Island's 30th Lieutenant Governor sworn in". BBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stephen Wall
Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Succeeded by
John Sawers
Preceded by
John Vereker
Governor of Bermuda
Succeeded by
George Fergusson
Government offices
Preceded by
Adam Wood
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by