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Tim Foy

 

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Tim Foy, OBE
Governor of Anguilla

Tim Foy is a British diplomat and the current Governor of Anguilla.

Career

Foy is a career civil servant and is currently serving in the Home Office where he has worked primarily on counter terrorism issues. For two years he was the lead official in the private office of the then Home Secretary Theresa May. Prior to his current role he spent several years in the Cabinet Office National Security Secretariat, and before that he was with the UK Department for International Development for 20 years and lived and worked in many countries around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda and Lesotho.

Foy was sworn in as Governor of Anguilla on 21 August 2017.

His carerr higlights include the following:

2015 – 2017 Home Office, Director Counter Extremism
2014 – 2015 Home Office, Director, Strategy and Private Office
2012 – 2014 Home Office, Deputy Director, National Security, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism
2010 – 2012 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, National Security Secretariat
2009 – 2010 Deputy Head of the Department for International Development (DFID) Afghanistan
2008 – 2009 Deputy Head, Provincial Helmand Reconstruction Team, Afghanistan
2006 – 2008 Deputy Head of Stabilisation Unit
2005 – 2006 Head of DFID, Iraq
2003 – 2005 DFID, Head, Agricultural Policy Department
2001 – 2003 DFID, Deputy Head, Environment Policy Department
1996 – 2001 DFID South Africa, Natural Resources Adviser
1995 – 1996 DFID Lesotho, Natural Resources Adviser
1989 – 1993 Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture, Principal Economist
1987 – 1989 DFID, Economist
1985 – 1987 Save the Children Fund Sudan, Programme Officer
1984 – 1985 Ministry of Finance and Planning Uganda, Economist

Personal life

Foy is married to Dr  Dina Foy, a medical doctor who he met in 1987 while working in a refugee camp in Sudan. The couple have two children, Dan, a civil servant and Joe, a university student. 

Honours and awards

He was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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Tim Foy being sworn in as Governor, 2017
 
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Occupation Diplomat
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Place of Birth United Kingdom
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Governor of Anguilla: 21 August 2017 - present
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