(CMR) Mr. Martyn Roper has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Martyn Roper has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mr Anwar Choudhury. Mr Roper will take up his appointment in October 2018.
Full name: Martyn Keith Roper
Married to: Elisabeth Melanie Harman
He was most recent position was Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Beijing, China.
Mr. Roper, 53, from West Yorkshire, is described in an FCO press release as a “highly experienced career diplomat with a successful track record in senior corporate leadership roles across the world.”
His earlier career includes postings to Algeria as the UK Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission in Brasilia and as First Secretary Economics and Development with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
He also worked as head of the Gibraltar Section at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London when he had specific responsibility for policy concerning law and order, justice and good governance, the press release states.
He was Vice-Consul in Kuwait at the time of the outbreak of the first Gulf War and was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2013 on his return to the UK from his posting in Algeria.
He is married to Elisabeth, has two children, aged 26 and 22, and enjoys cycling, reading and tennis, according to a brief biography released by the FCO.