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New governor for St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 07:32 UTC
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Lisa will take up her appointment in St Helena during April 2016. Lisa will take up her appointment in St Helena during April 2016.

Lisa Phillips is to succeed Mark Capes as Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in April 2016.

 Lisa Phillips has been appointed Governor of St Helena and non-resident Governor of Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in succession to Mark Capes, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Lisa will take up her appointment in St Helena during April 2016.

If all works as scheduled Ms Phillips could become the first governor to fly to St Helena to the recently finished airport.

According to her curriculum, Ms Phillips was working as head of the DIFID Office in Kenya since 2013, and held several others posts in the same Department since 2009, and before that with similar responsibilities in development offices of emerging economies and from the Commonwealth.

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  • Briton

    So where will she stay, if not on the island.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 01:34 pm 0
  • Philippe

    St Helena is becoming very important strategically speaking- forget about tourism.

    Philippe

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 04:53 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. St Helena has no strategic significance. RMS St Helena will be decommissioned from July/August 2016. Now look up the airport's capabilities.

    Jan 22nd, 2016 - 06:18 pm 0
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