|James 'Jim' Poston, CBE
Former Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands
Richard Tauwhare was a British diplomat and a former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Early life and education
Poston was born on 19 June 1945 in St Albans, a city in southern Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of an Anglican priest and a social worker. He was educated at the Perse School in Cambridge before going on to attend Exeter University, where he studied French and history. After graduating in 1970, he joined the Foreign Office.
Poston served as the British consul general to New England from 1995 until 1999. While there, he arranged for the then Unionist leader David Trimble to visit and meet local Irish-Americans. He also served the Foreign Office in Brussels, Israel, Nigeria, and South Africa.
He was Governor of theTurks and Caicos Islands from 2002 to 2005. Poston succeeded acting Governor Cynthia Astwood on 16 December 2002.
Honours and awards
Tauwhare was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Poston was married to wife Romey, and the father of daughters Izzy and Kate, and son James.
Jim Poston died on 13 October 2007, aged 62.