|Administrator of Ascension|
Assumed office |
26 August 2014
|Preceded by||Colin Wells|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Holland was educated at Wadham College, a college of the University of Oxford. Holland joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2002. Holland served at the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union in Brussels and then the British Embassy in Berlin, working on EU and labour issues. Until 2014 he served as the Deputy Head of the Future of Europe Department in London. Prior to that Holland had worked Department of Trade and Industry and as a planning and information officer in the education department of the Croydon London Borough Council.
Appointment as Administrator
In 2014, Holland was appointed to replace Colin Wells as Administrator of Ascension, a part of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha which is a British Overseas Territory. Holland stated on his appointment that "We are all thrilled to be coming to Ascension. We look forward to taking full part in the community and sharing with you the unique experience of living and working in such a fascinating place"
Holland is married with five children.