Mr. John James Rankin, CMG

His Excellency, Governor


Mr John Rankin CMG has been appointed Governor of the British Virgin Islands in succession to Mr Gus Jaspert. Mr Rankin will take up his appointment in January 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: John James Rankin

2016 to present Bermuda, Governor
2016 FCO, Acting Director, Americas Directorate
2015 Kathmandu, Acting Ambassador to Nepal
2011 to 2015 Colombo, British High Commissioner and Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Maldives
2008 to 2010 FCO, Director, Americas
2007 to 2008 FCO, Assistant Director, Human Resources (Operations)
2003 to 2007 Boston, Her Majesty’s Consul General
1999 to 2003 Dublin, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission
1998 to 1999 Dublin, First Secretary (Political)
1996 to 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Council of Europe Department
1994 to 1996 FCO, Senior Assistant Legal Adviser and later Legal Counsellor
1991 to 1994 Geneva, Legal Adviser, UK Mission to the United Nation and to the Conference on Disarmament
1988 to 1991 FCO, Assistant Legal Adviser and later Senior Assistant Legal Adviser
1988 Joined FCO