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John Kelly

(25 June 1941 –)

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John Philip Kelly, CMG, LVO, MBE
Former Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands

John Philip Kelly is a former Irish-born British diplomat and a former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Early life and education

Kelly was born on 25 June 1941 in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland and emigrated to England in 1958.

Career

He joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1959, and served at various British embassies and high commissions, and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London. In 1989, he became Deputy Governor of Bermuda.

Kelly was Governor of theBritish overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands from October 1996 to January 2000.

He retired from the FCO in 2000.

Honours and awards

He was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) when Queen Elizabeth II visited Bermuda in 1994. He was awarded the (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's Birthday honours in 2000. Later, he wasappointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kelly_(diplomat)
http://www.sppdtci.com/#!governors/c229p
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 25 June 1941
Place of Birth Tuam, County Galwa, Ireland
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands: Oct 1996 - Jan 2000
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