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Change of Governor of the Falkland Islands

Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Nigel Phillips CBE
Nigel Phillips CBE

Mr Nigel Phillips CBE has been appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Nigel Phillips
Married to: Emma Phillips
Children: One daughter
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

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Published 30 June 2017