After consultation with Premier McKeeva Bush, Duncan Taylor has announced that he will arrive in the Cayman Islands at noon Friday, 15 January, to take up his appointment as Governor.
Mr. Taylor’s wife, Marie-Beatrice, will accompany him.
Mr. Taylor has served most recently as the United Kingdom’s current High Commissioner for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean stationed in Bridgetown, Barbados where he has held the High Commissioner’s position since 2005. The post covers Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. He has been with the UK’s Foreign Service for 27 years.
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, political relations are the high commission’s responsibility.
Starting in 1982 as Desk Officer for the FCO in its West Africa Department, Mr. Taylor went on to become third and later second secretary of chancery in Havana between 1983-87. He was then named head of Japan section in the FCO’s Far East Department for two years.
Between 1989 and 1991, Mr. Taylor served in the FCO’s Personnel Operations Department. In 1992, he took over as head of the British Embassy’s commercial section in Budapest, Hungary, where he served for four years.
During 1996-1997, as Director of Latin American Affairs, he was seconded to Rolls Royce. From 1997-2000, Mr. Taylor served as Head of Consular Division for the FCO. Immediately prior to Mr Taylor’s current posting, he served as Deputy Consul-General and Deputy Head of Post in New York between 2000-2005.