Stuart Duncan McDonald Jack, CVO
Former Governor of the Cayman Islands
Stuart Duncan McDonald Jack is a retired British diplomat and former Governor of the Cayman Islands.
Early life and education
Born on 18 June 1949, Stuart Jack was educated at at Westcliff High School for Boys; and then Merton College, Oxford.
Jack joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972 after serving with the VSO is Laos. After joining the Eastern European and Soviet Department, Jack took posts in Tokyo and Moscow. He went on secondment to the Bank of England from 1984-1985, and then returning to Tokyo for another four-year posting.
In 1989, Jack served as the FCO's Diplomatic Service Inspector, before being posted to St. Petersburg as Consul-General from 1992 to 1995. He then served as Head of the FCO's Research Analysts cadre from 1996-1999, returning to Tokyo as Minister. After a brief spell back in the office in 2003-2004, Jack took his last posting as Governor of the Cayman Islands in November 2005, retiring in December 2009.
Jack has been Chief Scout of The Scout Association of the Cayman Islands since October 2006. In his youth, he was involved in Scouting, including time as a Cub Scout.
Honours and awards
Jack was appointed as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1994 after the Queen's State Visit to St. Petersburg.