General Sir John McColl was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey in September 2011.
General Sir John McColl a career Army Officer with an infantry background and was deployed in East Tyrone, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone between 1992 and 2000. As General of Command of the 3rd UK Division he deployed to Afghanistan to establish the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF 1) in 2002 and in 2004 he moved to Baghdad as Deputy Commander of the Multi National Force Iraq.
In early 2005 he took on the additional appointment of the UK's Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Afghanistan, which ended with the deployment of HQ ARRC in April 2006. His final serving appointment was as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe which he relinquished in March 2011.
General McColl is also a Governor of the Dean School Cheltenham.