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PRESS RELEASE : Change of Governor of Gibraltar – Lt Gen Sir Ben Bathurst [March 2024]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 4 March 2024.

Lieutenant General Sir Ben Bathurst KCVO, CBE has been appointed Governor of Gibraltar in succession to Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE, DL. Sir Ben Bathurst will take up his appointment during June 2024.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Benjamin John Bathurst

Dates Role
2024 to present Pre-posting activities, plus voluntary role as Army Commissioner for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2020 to 2023 Brussels, UK Delegation to NATO, UK Military Representative to NATO and the EU
2016 to 2019 London, Major General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District
2015 to 2016 London, Royal College of Defence Studies
2014 to 2015 Kabul, Senior British Military Representative-Afghanistan
2011 to 2014 Army Headquarters, Andover, Director Training (Army)
2010 to 2011 Pirbright, Commander, Initial Training Group
2008 to 2009 Baghdad, Deputy Director Strategy Policy & Assessment
2006 to 2008 Ministry of Defence, Director Public Relations (Army)
2004 to 2006 St Athan, Wales; Maysan, Iraq; London: Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
2003 to 2004 Baghdad, Deputy Combined Joint Operations 5
2001 to 2003 Ministry of Defence, NATO and EU Policy
1999 to 2001 Ministry of Defence, Equipment Capability Anti-Armour Systems
1987 to 2000 Appointments/Detachments from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards   with 4 tours of Northern Ireland; Bosnia; Belize; Canada; Germany
1987 Commissioned into Welsh Guards from Sandhurst