TCI Governor Ric Todd has been appointed British High Commissioner to Cyprus in succession to Matthew Kidd, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Todd will take up his appointment during April 2014.
Todd joined the FCO in 1980 and is currently governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). His FCO career has mainly covered a range of jobs dealing with economics, finance and EU issues in London and in diplomatic posts, including five years in HM Treasury and three years on the FCO Board as finance director. He is a former ambassador to Poland and to Slovakia and UK member on the EU Economic Policy Committee.
On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Cyprus, Todd said: “I am delighted to be appointed British High Commissioner to Cyprus. As a history student I am fascinated by Cyprus’s rich history. Relations between the UK and Cyprus are not only deep rooted and strong but also full of potential. I look forward to working together with all the communities in Cyprus to achieve our shared objectives.”
Todd departs the TCI in September 2013, with Peter Beckingham becoming governor of the UK Overseas Territory during October 2013.