Mr. Tom Oppenheim Appointed New Deputy Governor of Bermuda

Her Excellency the Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, today announced the appointment of the next Deputy Governor of Bermuda, Mr Tom Oppenheim.  Tom will take over from the current Deputy Governor, Alison Crocket, and is expected to be sworn in at the start of June.

Tom is currently Counsellor for Press, Public diplomacy and Programmes, at the British Embassy in Moscow.  He has served in the British Diplomatic Service since 2006 in a variety of roles covering Economic, Politico-Military, Political, Human Rights and Press work.  He has served as Deputy High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, twice at the British Embassy Moscow, and in the British Embassy in Zimbabwe.  Before joining the Diplomatic service Tom worked as a financial advisor in the UK.

Prior to his arrival Tom said It is a great honour to have been appointed Deputy Governor.  Good governance and the rule of law have a critical role to play in making everyones lives better.  I am keenly anticipating taking up my post and delivering for the people of Bermuda on your beautiful islands.

He will be accompanied on this posting by his wife, Elmarie, and their three teenaged children.

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