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19th May 2020, 20:32

​Convent confirms appointment of Vice Admiral Sir David Steel as Gibraltar's next Governor

Vice Admiral Sir David Steel has been confirmed Governor of Gibraltar. Sir David will take up his appointment next month.

GBC broke the news in November last year.

Gibraltar's new Governor enjoyed a 36 year career in the Navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral in 2012, when he was appointed Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel, Training and Infrastructure - a position he held for three years.

He previously served in the Falklands War and in Kosovo - the latter deployment earning him a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 1999.

Outside of the Navy, Sir David read Law at Durham University, graduating in 1983, before being called to the bar in 1988

After serving as Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire from 2014, Sir David was CEO of Leeds Castle Foundation and Enterprises Limited for five years, stepping down last month in order to take up the position of Governor.

He's also a Freeman of the City of London and an ambassador for the Woodland Trust