Adam Wood

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Adam Wood
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Wood in April 2012
29th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
7 April 2011 – 27 May 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Paul Haddacks
Succeeded by Sir Richard Gozney
Personal details
Born (1955-03-13) 13 March 1955 (age 64)
Spouse(s) Catherine Richardson
Children Persie (Persephone)
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford
Viceregal styles of
Adam Wood
Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.svg
Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency

Adam Kenneth Compton Wood (born 13 March 1955) is a retired British diplomat, and was the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 2011 to 2016.

Life and career

Wood was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and graduated from Oriel College, Oxford in 1977.[1]

Wood's later career consisted of major diplomatic roles in Africa, as the British High Commissioner to Uganda from 2002 to 2005, then High Commissioner to Kenya from 2005 to 2008. Prior to his retirement from the diplomatic service in 2010, he was Africa Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, managing Britain's embassies in Africa.[2]

He was announced as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in November 2010, and was sworn in on 7 April 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Biography of the Lieutenant Governor Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, Isle of Man Government
  2. ^ Queen names Adam Wood as new Isle of Man governor, BBC News, 16 November 2010.
  3. ^ New Governor Adam Wood meets Isle of Man residents, BBC News, 7 April 2011.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Michael Cook
British High Commissioner to Uganda
Succeeded by
Francois Gordon
Preceded by
Edward Clay
British High Commissioner to Kenya
Succeeded by
Robert Macaire
Government offices
Preceded by
Paul Haddacks
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Gozney

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