By Jo Hutchison
Nato’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe will be Jersey’s next Lieutenant-Governor.
General Sir John McColl, who has seen action in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will take over from the current Lieutenant-Governor, Lieutenant-General Andrew Ridgway, whose five-year term of office ends in September next year.
The 58-year-old, who is married to Gene and has three children, was appointed Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe in 2007. He was knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours.
Sir John, whose hobbies include reading, golf and running, said that he was very pleased to have been appointed to the role in the Island.