Sir Ian Graham Turbott was born on March 9, 1922, in Whangarei, New Zealand and died on August 11, 2016.
He was a New Zealand-Australian diplomat and university administrator.
Later, he studied at Auckland University College and Jesus College, Cambridge.
Turbott served six years in the New Zealand Army as part of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War II, including service in Italy, the South Pacific and the Middle East.
Then, he left the army with the rank of captain.
When he left the uniformed service, he joined the British Colonial Service with an appointment to the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony.
Following a secondment to the British Colonial Office, he served as Administrator of Antigua between 1958 and 1964.
During 1964, Sir Ian was appointed Administrator of Grenada, continuing in the role after it became a governorship in 1967.
sir Ian left Grenada in 1968.
He spent two years in Britain, then emigrated to Australia where he entered business.
From 1989 to 2000, he served as Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney.
Nancy Lantz was his wife, they had 3 children.
Sir Ian Turbott passed away at 94 years old.