July 5, 2020

Cayman Islands Governor Taylor appointed Ambassador to Mexico


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Gov Taylor 1The Foreign and Commonwealth Office  (FCO) has announced that His Excellency the Governor, Mr Duncan Taylor, CBE, has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, an appointment he will take up in the course of September 2013.  A copy of the announcement is attached.

The Governor does not yet have a firm departure date but is likely to leave the Cayman Islands towards the end of July or in early August. The process for the appointment of a new Governor is ongoing.


From the FCO

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico

Mr Duncan Taylor CBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico in

succession to Ms Judith Macgregor CMG LVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Taylor will take up his appointment during September 2013.

Mr Taylor joined the FCO in 1982 and is currently Governor of the Cayman Islands.

He has worked on a wide range of issues in the FCO, including leading the Japan section and as head of the Consular Service. He has served as British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and has also had postings in Havana, Budapest and New York. Before joining the FCO, Mr Taylor worked with Gulf Oil (GB) for two years. He has also spent a year on secondment with Rolls Royce, as Director of Latin American Affairs.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico, Mr Taylor has said “I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed Ambassador to Mexico, a beautiful, vibrant and dynamic country. The UK has a rich and friendly relationship with Mexico.  I look forward greatly to helping to develop that relationship across the board with one of our most important bilateral partners.”

Full name:             Duncan John Rushworth Taylor CBE

Married to:             Marie-­‐Beatrice Terpougoff Taylor

Children:                 Three daughters, two sons

2009 – present      Grand Cayman, Governor

2005 – 2009          Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, British High Commissioner

2000 – 2005          New York, Deputy Consul-­‐General and Deputy Head of Post

1997 – 2000           FCO, Head of Consular Division

1996 – 1997             On secondment to Rolls-­‐Royce, Director of Latin American Affairs

1991 – 1996             Language training, then Budapest, Head of Commercial Section

1989 – 1991             FCO, Personnel Operations Department, Area Officer

1987 – 1989            FCO, Head of Japan Section, Far East Department

1983 – 1987            Havana, Third later Second Secretary, Chancery

1982 – 1983            FCO, Desk Officer, West Africa Department


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