Mrs. Jane Owens
Jane Owen was appointed Governor to the Cayman Islands in April 2023.
Jane was educated at Ellerslie School in Malvern, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Russian, French and German). She was born in Bilston in the West Midlands.
Jane married David Donnelly in 1998. He died in 2017. They have two children, Phoebe (aged 23) and James (aged 21).
Full career summary including dates:
- April 2023 - current date Governor to the Cayman Islands
- 2017 - 2023 HM Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein
- 2014 – 2016 Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)
- 2010 – 2014 HM Ambassador to Norway
- 2006 – 2010 Director, Trade, Finance, Science and Climate Change, British High Commission, New Delhi, India
- 2002 - 2006 Director of Trade Promotion, British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
- 1998 – 2001 Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
- 1996 – 1998 Head of Mediterranean and Asia Section, European Union Department, FCO
- 1993 – 1996 Head of Exports to Japan Unit, Department of Trade and Industry
- 1990 – 1993 Second Secretary (Commercial), British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
- 1988 1990 Japanese language training, FCO
- 1987 – 1988 Latin-American Department, FCO