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Change of Governor of Montserrat

Ms Elizabeth Carriere has been appointed Governor of Montserrat in succession to Mr Adrian Davis.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Elizabeth Carriere

Ms Elizabeth Carriere has been appointed Governor of Montserrat in succession to Mr Adrian Davis, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms Carriere will take up her appointment during July 2015.

Ms Carriere joined the Department of International Development (DFID) in 1999 and is currently Head of Office for DFID in Juba, South Sudan. During her career with DFID she has worked in a range of countries in Asia, the Caribbean and Africa. Ms Carriere held a number of senior positions in provincial governments in Canada before joining DFID. She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her work in South Sudan.

On her appointment as Governor of Montserrat, Ms Carriere said:

I am delighted to be appointed as Governor of Montserrat. I am also pleased to be returning to the Caribbean, and specifically to help Montserrat achieve sustainable economic development and increased financial independence. The Montserratian people’s resilience in the face of setbacks is inspiring, and a solid platform for building a positive future for the Island. I look forward to being part of that.


Full name: Elizabeth Anne Carriere OBE
2012 – present Juba, Head of DFID Office
2009 – 2012 Kigali, Head of DFID Office
2007 – 2009 Bridgetown, Head of DFID Regional Caribbean Office & UK Director Caribbean Development Bank
2005 – 2007 Dhaka, Interim DFID Country Representative, followed by Deputy Country Representative
2002 – 2005 Kingston, Head of DFID Office
1999 – 2002 Jakarta, DFID Social Development Adviser
1999 Joined the Department for International Development (DFID)

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Published 30 March 2015