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Change of Governor of the Falkland Islands

Friday, June 30th 2017 - 16:49 UTC
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Mr Nigel Phillips CBE new Governor  Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Mr Nigel Phillips CBE new Governor Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Governor of the in succession to Mr Colin Roberts CVO who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Phillips will take up his appointment in September 2017.

As announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office today, Mr Phillips will succeed Mr Colin Roberts CVO in the position of Governor of the Falkland Islands. Mr Phillips served in the RAF from 1984 until 2000, and has since then worked in a number of defence attaché roles in British Embassies.

Chair of the Legislative Assembly, Gavin Short MLA, said “On behalf of the Members of the Legislative Assembly and the people of the Falkland Islands, I welcome the appointment of Nigel Philips as the next Governor of the Falklands. He will join us at a juncture in our country’s history when having good communications with both the British Government and FCO will be extremely important. I look forward to his arrival and to working with him.”

Curriculum Vitae

2016 – present Ministry of Defence (MOD), UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels, Deputy Military Representative

2014 – 2016 MOD, Head, Russian Strategic Studies/Wider Europe Policy

2013 – 2014 Member of Royal College of Defence Studies

2012 – 2013 Language training (Russian), Defence Academy

2010 – 2012 Warsaw, British Embassy, Defence Attaché

2007 – 2009 Defence College Communications Information Systems, Deputy Commandant and Garrison Commander

2003 – 2007 Stockholm, British Embassy, Defence Attaché

2001 – 2003 Defence Communications Services Agency, Senior Staff Officer Communication Operations Planning

2000 – 2001 Defence Academy, Advanced Command and Staff Course, Student

1984 – 2000 Member of the Royal Air Force (RAF), various appointments

Mr. Phillips is married with  Emma Phillips  and they have one daughter


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  • Marti Llazo

    Malvado1833 - a further reminder of why the islanders are more resolutely British than ever, why they want nothing to do with Argentina, and why there are now 100 times as many chilenos than argies on the islands (and making good money, as Argentina slips further into widespread poverty). Since Argentina's only hope for so much as setting up a kiosko on the islands depends almost entirely on persuading the islanders that there might be some benefit to them in a relationship with Argentina, why is it that the argentines do everything in their power to ensure that their country is perceived as incorrigibly hostile and inimical to their well-being? It certainly could be that Argentina has no serious intention of winning over the residents, and instead just needs something over which to perpetually whimper.

    Jul 01st, 2017 - 02:57 am +11
  • Islander1

    Think- No was not there and never heard of those people - recall hearing about the flight-questionable“private personal flight” which is all that both sides officially permit - so such an event will not happen again unless your side lifts the charter flight ban.

    Malvinese 1833 - Sorry- as others have pointed out to you only the Provinces of the River Plate Militia and their dependents were expelled.
    ALL civilians were invited to stay and all bar 2 couples voluntarily agreed to do so- those are the simple Facts. Many of those who stayed were actually born in the Provinces of the River Plate so as such were Argentines who accepted the offer to stay and accept British Rule.

    Jul 01st, 2017 - 10:52 pm +9
  • St.John

    @Malvinense 1833

    How many settlers were expelled by the British from the Falklands islands in 1833?

    Who were they (names)?

    Jul 01st, 2017 - 03:17 pm +8
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