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Richard Gozney
(21 July 1951 - )
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Sir Richard Hugh Turton Gozney, KCMG, CVO, KStJ
Former Governor of Bermuda

Richard Hugh Turton Gozney is a British diplomat and the current Governor of Bermuda.

Early life and education

Richard Hugh Turton Gozney was born on 21 July 1951.The son of Thomas Leonard Gozney and his wife Elizabeth Margaret Lilian Gardiner, Gozney 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.

Career

He was Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda from 12 December 2007 to 18 May 2012. On 27 May 2016, he was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

His career highlights included the following:

  • 1973–1974: Foreign and Commonwealth Office desk officer for Somalia and Ethiopia
  • 1974–1978: British Embassy Jakarta, Third and later Second Secretary
  • 1978–1981: British Embassy Buenos Aires, Third and later First Secretary
  • 1981–1984: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Section for NATO nuclear arms control
  • 1984–1988: Madrid, Head of Chancery and Political Section
  • 1989–1990: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 1990–1993: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 1993–1996: British High Commissioner to Swaziland
  • 1996–1997: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Security Policy Department
  • 1998–2000: Cabinet Office, Chief of the Assessments Staff
  • 2000–2004: British Ambassador to Indonesia
  • 2004–2007: British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • 2007–2012: Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda
  • 2016-Present: Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man

Personal life

Richard Gozney is married to Diana Edwina Bair and the father of two sons - James and Alexander.

Honours and awards

Sir Richard is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, as follows:

  • 1993: Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • 2003: Best of Indonesian language speaker (Tokoh Berbahasa Indonesia Lisan Terbaik)
  • 2006: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • 2009: Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • 2010: Knight of Justice of the Venerable Order of St. John
Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Gozney
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 21 July 1951
Place of Birth Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of Bermuda: 12 Dec 2007 - 18 May 2012
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