David Dacre Pearey
Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands
David Dacre Pearey is a retired British diplomat and a former Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
Early life and education
David Pearey was born on 15 July 1948 in the United Kingdom.
Pearey served as Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 18 April 2006 to 5 August 2010.
Pearey took up the role of governor of the BVI after 27 years of work in the UK diplomatic service. From 1995 to 1999 he was counsellor and head of the Commercial/Economic Department in the British High Commission in Lagos, Nigeria. From 2000 to 2004 he was British Deputy High Commissioner and and Head of Post at Karachi, Pakistan. Then until 5 January 2006, Pearey was British High Commissioner at Lilongwe, Malawi.
Earlier in the 1990s Pearey was working as a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) inspector, and for two years he was an assistant head of the FCO’s Southern European Department.
Pearey was First Secretary and Head of Chancery in the British High Commission in Kampala, Uganda. This was from 1988 until 1990, and prior to that Pearey was a policy planner in the Energy Science and Space Department of the FCO. His first diplomatic service was the post of secretary in the British Embassy in Ankara from 1979 till 1982.
McCleary is married to wife Susan Anne McCleary (née Knowles, m. 1996) and they have one daughter.