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Adam Wood

British diplomat; High Commissioner to Uganda, then Kenya; Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Lieutenant Governor, Adam Wood

Adam Kenneth Compton Wood (born 13 March 1955) is a retired British diplomat. He is the current Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[a]


Wood was born on 13 March 1955.[2] He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and graduated from Oriel College, Oxford in 1977.[3] Wood's later career consisted of major diplomatic roles in Africa. He was the British High Commissioner to Uganda from 2002 to 2005. He then served as High Commissioner to Kenya from 2005 to 2008. Prior to his retirement from the diplomatic service in 2010, he was Africa Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. At this post he managed Britain's embassies in Africa.[4] Wood was announced as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in November 2010, and was sworn in on 7 April 2011.[5] He is married to Catherine Richardson.[2] They have one daughter, born in 2009.[2]


  1. The Lieutenant Governor (often shortened to Governor) is the representative of the Queen on the Isle of Man. He serves at the Queen's pleasure, usually a period of five years.[1]