Marc Holland

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His Honour
Marc Holland
Administrator of Ascension
Assumed office
26 August 2014
Preceded by Colin Wells
Personal details
Born 1974[citation needed]
Nationality British
Alma mater Wadham College, University of Oxford
Occupation Civil servant

Marc Holland (born 1974[citation needed]) is a British civil servant and diplomat. Since 2014, Holland has served as the Administrator of Ascension.


Holland was educated at Wadham College, a college of the University of Oxford. Holland joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2002. Holland served at the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union in Brussels and then the British Embassy in Berlin, working on EU and labour issues. Until 2014 he served as the Deputy Head of the Future of Europe Department in London. Prior to that Holland had worked Department of Trade and Industry and as a planning and information officer in the education department of the Croydon London Borough Council.[1]

Appointment as Administrator

In 2014, Holland was appointed to replace Colin Wells as Administrator of Ascension, a part of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha which is a British Overseas Territory. Holland stated on his appointment that "We are all thrilled to be coming to Ascension. We look forward to taking full part in the community and sharing with you the unique experience of living and working in such a fascinating place"[2][3]

Personal life

Holland is married with five children.


  1. ^ "Administrator - Ascension Island".
  2. ^ "Next Administrator for Ascension Announced".
  3. ^ "Notes from a very small island: wonderful, eccentric Ascension". The Spectator.
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