Office of the Governor

The Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
His Excellency Dr John Freeman CMG

His Excellency Dr John Freeman CMG has been appointed Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands in succession to Mr Peter Beckingham, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Dr Freeman will take up his appointment during October 2016.


Full Name : John Freeman CMG
Married to : Corinna Freeman
Childen : Two

2012 – 2016 : Buenos Aires, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2011 : Full time language training (Spanish)

2006 – 2011 : Secondment, Deputy Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

2004 – 2006 : Her Majesty’s Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control [from 2005] and Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament [from 2004], Geneva

2001 – 2004 : Brussels, Deputy Permanent Representative at NATO and Alternate Representative on the North Atlantic Council

1997 – 2001 : Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN agencies in Vienna

1994 – 1997 : Singapore, Deputy High Commissioner and Commercial and Economic Counselor

1994 : Attached to the Trade Promotion division of the Department of Trade and Industry

1989 – 1991 : Senate Liaison, British Military Government in Berlin, and subsequently Head of the Political Section in the Berlin Office of the British Embassy in Germany

1986 – 1989 : FCO, Head of South Africa Section

1983 – 1986 : ember, UK Delegation to Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in Helsinki and Stockholm (at the Conference on Disarmament in Europe)

1977 – 1983 : Ministry of Defense, Various appointments