Mr Mark Andrew Capes has been appointed Her Majesty's Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.
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”.
Mark Andrew Capes
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Turks and Caicos Islands Government, Chief Executive
Bermuda, Deputy Governor
Anguilla, Deputy Governor
FCO, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Relations and Devolution Department
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Turks and Caicos Islands, Deputy Chief Secretary
FCO, Second Secretary, West Indian and Atlantic Department
Vienna, Third Secretary Political
Lagos, Third Secretary Commercial
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