Richard Gozney

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Richard Gozney

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30th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Assumed office
27 May 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierHoward Quayle
Preceded byAdam Wood
Governor of Bermuda
In office
12 December 2007 – 18 May 2012
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierBrown, Cox
Preceded byJohn Vereker
Succeeded byGeorge Fergusson
Personal details
Born (1951-07-21) 21 July 1951 (age 69)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Spouse(s)
Diana Edwina Baird
(m. 1982)
Children2
Alma materSt Edmund Hall, Oxford
Viceregal styles of
Sir Richard Gozney
(2016–present)
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Reference styleHis Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency

Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney KCMG CVO KStJ (born 21 July 1951) is a British career diplomat and, since 27 May 2016, the lieutenant governor of the Isle of Man.[1] He was governor and commander in chief of Bermuda from 12 December 2007[2] to 18 May 2012.

Career[edit]

Educated at Magdalen College School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Gozney joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1973.[3] He became Head of Chancery and Political Section in Madrid in 1984, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in 1989 and British High Commissioner to Swaziland in 1993.[3] After that he became Head of the Security Policy Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1996, Chief of the Assessments Staff at the Cabinet Office in 1998 and British Ambassador to Indonesia in 2000.[3] He then became British High Commissioner to Nigeria in 2004, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda in 2007 and Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in 2016.[1]

Family[edit]

He married Diana Edwina Baird on 24 April 1982 and has two sons.[3]

Publication[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sir Richard Gozney: Island's 30th Lieutenant Governor sworn in". BBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  2. ^ Smith, Tim. The Royal Gazette: Breaking News: New Governor sworn in. 12 December 2007; Retrieved 13 December 2007
  3. ^ a b c d Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stephen Wall
Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
1990–1993
Succeeded by
John Sawers
Preceded by
John Vereker
Governor of Bermuda
2007–2012
Succeeded by
George Fergusson
Government offices
Preceded by
Adam Wood
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
2016–
Incumbent