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John Rankin
(12 March 1957 - )
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H.E. John James Rankin, CMG
Governor of Bermuda

John James Rankin is a British diplomat and the current Governor of Bermuda.

Early life and education

John James Rankin was born on 12 March 1957. Rankin was educated at Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School, the University of Glasgow (where he gained a first class honours degree in Scots law) and McGill University (where he gained a master's degree in international law). 

Career

Rankin qualified and practised as a solicitor in Scotland and was a lecturer in public law at the University of Aberdeen before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1988. Between posts at the FCO he served at the embassy in Dublin and was Consul-General at Boston. He took up his appointment as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and non-resident High Commissioner to the Maldives in February 2011. In 2015 he moved to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

He was sworn in as Governor of Bermuda on 5 December 2016.

Honours and awards

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

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rankin_(diplomat)
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 12 March 1957
Place of Birth United Kingdom
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of Bermuda: 5 Dec 2016 - present
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