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Change of Her Majesty's Governor of St Helena

Mr Mark Andrew Capes has been appointed Her Majesty's Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.

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He will succeed Mr Andrew Gurr who will be retiring. Mr Capes will take up his appointment during October 2011.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Governor of St Helena, Mr Capes said:

I am delighted to have been given this exciting opportunity to serve as Governor for the people of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha at such an important juncture in the history of the islands. I look forward to working for a secure and prosperous future for the islands and to getting to know those who live and work on them.

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Mark Andrew Capes


Turks and Caicos Islands Government, Chief Executive


Bermuda, Deputy Governor


Anguilla, Deputy Governor


FCO, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Relations and Devolution Department


Wellington, First Secretary Economic/Trade Policy/Environment


Turks and Caicos Islands, Deputy Chief Secretary


FCO, Second Secretary, West Indian and Atlantic Department


Vienna, Third Secretary Political


Lagos, Third Secretary Commercial

1975-1982 Assignments in Portugal, Jordan, Yugoslavia and the FCO

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Published 13 July 2011