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Tom Macan
(1946 - )
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Thomas "Tom" Townley Macan
Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands

Thomas "Tom" Townley Macan is a retired British diplomat and a former Governor of the British Virgin Islands.

Early life and education

Thomas "Tom" Townley Macan was born in 1946 in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and the University of Sussex - where he was also President of the Union (1967-1968).

Career

Macan served as Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 14 October 2002 to 10 April 2006.

A career civil servant, Macan joined the British diplomatic service in 1969. Appointed initially to the UN Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), he was posted to the Embassy in Bonn in 1971 and subsequently Brasilia (1974). Back in the FCO in 1978, he was Head of the Environment and Maritime Boundaries Section until 1981, when he returned to the Embassy in Bonn as Press Secretary.
  
In 1986, he served again in the FCO, first as Head of the Commonwealth Co-ordination Department and subsequently (1988) Head of Training Department. In 1990, he was appointed Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy at Lisbon. From 1995 to 1998, he was Ambassador at Vilnius, and subsequently took a private sector secondment to the BOC Group. From 1999 to 2002, he was Minister and Deputy High Commissioner at New Delhi.

Personal life

Tom Macan is married to wife, Janet, and together they have two children. Nicholas (b. 1981) and Melissa (b. 1984).

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_the_Virgin_Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Macan
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 1946
Place of Birth United Kingdom
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of the British Virgin Islands: 14 October 2002 - 10 April 2006
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