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John Freeman
(25 March 1951 - )
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H.E. Dr. John Freeman, CMG
Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands

John Patrick George Freeman is the current Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Early life and education

Freeman was educated at King's College London graduating with a PhD entitled "Britain's nuclear arms control policy in the context of Anglo-American relations 1957-68" in 1984. He subsequently joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1986, serving at first as Head of the South Africa Section, 1986–1989.

Career

In June 2016, the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that Dr. John Freeman would replace Peter Beckingham as the next Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Prior to taking up his post as Governor, Dr. Freeman was the UK ambassador to Buenos Aires, Argentina since 2012.

Freeman previously served John has previously served in a wide range of appointments in London and overseas dealing with countries as varied as South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Singapore; and with a wide range of international issues, including non-proliferation, international terrorism, and drugs policy. 

He was Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Her Majesty’s Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control [from 2005] and Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament [from 2004], Geneva.

He also served in Brussels as Deputy Permanent Representative at NATO and Alternate Representative on the North Atlantic Council and as Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Vienna.

His previous roles include:

2012 – present Buenos Aires, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2011 Full time language training (Spanish)
2006 – 2011 Secondment, Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2004 – 2006 Her Majesty’s Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control [from 2005] and Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament [from 2004], Geneva
2001 – 2004 Brussels, Deputy Permanent Representative at NATO and Alternate Representative on the North Atlantic Council
1997 – 2001 Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Vienna
1994 – 1997 Singapore, Deputy High Commissioner and Commercial and Economic Counsellor
1994 Attached to the Trade Promotion division of the Department of Trade and Industry
1991 – 1994 FCO, Deputy Head of the Eastern (later Central) European Department, and, secondly, as Head of the Security Co-ordination Department
1989 – 1991 Senate Liaison, British Military Government in Berlin, and subsequently Head of the Political Section in the Berlin Office of the British Embassy in Germany
1986 – 1989 FCO, Head of South Africa Section
1983 – 1986 Member, UK Delegation to Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in Helsinki and Stockholm (at the Conference on Disarmament in Europe)
1977 – 1983 Ministry of Defence, Various appointments

Honours and awards

Freeman was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Personal life

Dr. Freeman is married to Corinna Freeman and has two children.

Sources
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/change-of-governor-of-turks-and-caicos-islands--2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Freeman_(diplomat)
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 25 March 1951
Place of Birth Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Governor designate of the Turks and Caicos Islands: 17 Oct 2016 - present
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