CHANGE OF GOVERNOR OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Monday December 14, 2009

Mr William Boyd McCleary has been appointed Governor of the British Virgin Islands in succession to Mr David Pearey who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service.

Mr McCleary will take up his appointment during July/August 2010.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full Name: William Boyd McCleary

Married to: Jenny McCleary

Children: Three

2006-present Kuala Lumpur, High Commissioner

2005-2006 FCO, Director of Prism Global Roll-out

2000-2005 Dusseldorf, Director General Trade & Investment Germany / Consul-General

1997-2000 FCO, Head of Estate Strategy

1993-97 Ottawa, Counsellor (Economic)

1990-93 Ankara, Deputy Head of Mission and
Director of Trade Promotion in Turkey

1988-90 FCO, Assistant Head of Far Eastern Department

1985-88 Seoul, First Secretary, Head of Chancery and Consul

1981-85 FCO, Western Europe Department and European Community Department (External)

1975-80 Bonn, First Secretary Agriculture later Chancery

1972-75 Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland.