New Governor: George Fergusson

January 31, 2012

[Updated] Government House announced this morning [Jan.31] that George Fergusson has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Sir Richard Gozney who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Sir Richard will leave in May 2012, and Mr Fergusson will take up his appointment in the same month.

Mr Fergusson joined the FCO in 1991 from the Northern Ireland Office. His last overseas posting was as the British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, and Governor of Pitcairn. He was previously Consul-General in Boston; and also served as Head of the Foreign Policy Team in the Cabinet Office Secretariat.

Mr Fergusson speaking in 2009 at an event in New Zealand:

On his appointment as Governor to Bermuda, Mr Fergusson has said “I am delighted to be appointed as Governor. I am an admirer of Bermuda’s great combination of sophisticated business and well preserved history.

“And I look forward to working with the people of Bermuda and their representatives to play my part in maintaining Bermuda’s high reputation as one of the best places to live, visit and do business.”

Update: Mr Fergusson’s previous attachments.
2010 – 2012 Attachments in the FCO and Cabinet Office
2006 – 2010 High Commissioner, Wellington, Non-Resident High Commissioner to Samoa, Governor of Pitcairn
2003 – 2006 Cabinet Office, Head of Foreign Policy Team in Overseas & Defence Secretariat
1999 – 2003 HM Consul-General, Boston
1997 – 1999 FCO, Head, Republic of Ireland Department
1996 – 1997 FCO, Deputy Head, Africa Department (South)
1994 – 1996 Seoul, First Secretary (Political/Public Affairs)
1991 – 1993 FCO, Soviet/Eastern Department
1978 – 1991 Northern Ireland Office in Belfast and London

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  1. Cancer says:

    Hopefully this new governor will have guts cuz Sir Richard is on a “chill pill” he ain’t done nothin but pick up a pay cheque!

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Any info on what type of person he is? Specifically, does he get involved & do the job or is he another seat warmer? We could use a doer right now.

    • PEPPER says:

      I will gurantee you that the new governor will also be a seat warmer, they all are.

  3. True Bermudian says:

    “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.”

    • Mike says:

      Sadly, I suspect you are right, although there is little the Governor can do with “unethical” as distinct from “illegal”.

  4. good governor says:

    @cancer – this governor is one of the most intuned with people of the soil and don’t bow to money people, we have had in a long long time. check his record. he’s not the elitist you all ubp/oba can control and this is why you write such nonsense.

  5. Jim Bean says:

    Hey good governor – funny you as a plp supporter defend a governor. If they dare do their job and go after the plp thieves you would call him racist. I wish for a black governor who is a doer like the auditor heather – then when the catch the plp out they cant say “racists”

    • specialgirl4you says:

      Are you sure Auditor General is real doer? You do not know her, and your not sure of her motive either. So do not get happy if you are not totally sure.

  6. soon_gone says:

    Dear Mr.Fergusson
    Please take note of a recent poll conducted in Bermuda by The Royal Gazette:
    In the light of the Auditor General’s report on the alleged misuse of public funds, should the Governor now step in?
    Don’t Know
    Total Votes: 953

    • specialgirl4you says:

      RG is not a scientific poll. Lacks reliably and validity……but keep crying…..your wish will not come true.

      • Rick Rock says:

        Wow Betty. Any mention of support for the Auditor General and you jump right in. Worried about what she might find?

  7. sharky says:

    Bernews in censoring my posts.

  8. Cancer says:

    How come now he auditor generals motives are being questioned? She was someone that was hand picked by the flip flop PLP government I mean goverment! Now that she’s given a report that slams the flip flop party her motives are being challenged. You have blind loyalists questioning her work ethics because she hasn’t bowed down to the flip flop PLP. FYI Ms Jocobs is a person with very high standards and work ethics. She was picked by the PLP because of her honesty and ability to get the job done. I guess you thought she was gonna bow down and make it easy. You guys are a real joke – such jokers! You can’t have it both ways guys and Ms Jacobs is not for sale! Poor PLP – still don’t have a damm clue. Everyone else is at fault beside them! Rediculous! Get over it specialgirl!

    • Hmmmmm says:

      Ignorance like yours should be outlawed. The Auditor General is appointed by the Governor. Period. Full stop. End of story.

  9. reality is reality says:

    who is cancer and jim beam? Could it be Susan and Michael the milk maid and milk man?

  10. Cancer says:

    The auditor general was highly approved by the PLP goverment/government and appointed by the governor… Dum dum