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Richard Gozney

Richard Gozney, Governor of Bermuda. Recipient Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1993, KCMG, 2006.

Background

  • The son of Thomas Leonard Gozney and his wife Elizabeth Margaret Lilian Gardiner, Gozney was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Oxford University, England, 1973.

    Career

    • He was Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda from 12 December 2007 to 18 May 2012. He took a BA (Hons) degree in Geology in 1973. In 1970, between school and the University, he briefly taught at a school in Kenya.

      1973–1974: Foreign and Commonwealth Office desk officer for Somalia and Ethiopia 1974–1978: British Embassy Jakarta, Third and later Second Secretary 1978–1981: British Embassy Buenos Aires, Third and later First Secretary 1981–1984: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Section for NATO nuclear arms control 1984–1988: Madrid, Head of Chancery and Political Section 1989–1990: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1990–1993: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1993–1996: British High Commissioner to Swaziland 1996–1997: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Head of Security Policy Department 1998–2000: Cabinet Office, Chief of the Assessments Staff 2000–2004: British Ambassador to Indonesia 2004–2007: British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea 2007–2012: Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda.

    Connections

    • Married Diana Gozney. Children: James, Alexander.
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    Born July 21, 1951
    (age 66)