December 2, 2023

Cayman: New Governor to arrive in April 2023 

Mrs Jane Owen

Mrs Jane Owen has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mr Martyn Roper OBE. Mrs Owen will take up her appointment during April 2023.

On her appointment, Mrs Owen has said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed by His Majesty The King to be Governor of the Cayman Islands from April 2023. I look forward to developing a close partnership with the elected government and I will do my utmost to support the people of all three Islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.”


Full name:                                           Jane Owen

Spouse:                                                David Donnelly (died 2017)

Children:                                              Two

2017 to present                Bern, His Majesty’s Ambassador, and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein

2014 to 2016                       UK Trade and Investment, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer

2010 to 2014                       Oslo, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2006 to 2010                       New Delhi, Counsellor for Trade, Finance, Science and Climate Change

2002 to 2006                       Tokyo, Commercial Counsellor   

1998 to 2001                       Hanoi, Deputy Head of Mission

1996 to 1998                       FCO, Head, Mediterranean and Asia Section, Europe Department

1993 to 1996                       Department of International Trade, Head, Japan Section

1990 to 1993                       Tokyo, Second Secretary, Trade

1988 to 1990                       Full Time Language Training (Japanese) 

1987 to 1988                       FCO, Desk Officer, Central America Department

1986 to 1987                       Japan English Teaching programme (JET)

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