Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Governor of St Helena

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

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”.

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Mark Andrew Capes

Married to:

Tamara

Children:

Alexandra and Sarah

2009-present

Turks and Caicos Islands Government, Chief Executive

2006-2009

Bermuda, Deputy Governor

2002-2006

Anguilla, Deputy Governor

1999-2002

FCO, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Relations and Devolution Department

1994-1999

Wellington, First Secretary Economic/Trade Policy/Environment

1991-1994

Turks and Caicos Islands, Deputy Chief Secretary

1989-1991

FCO, Second Secretary, West Indian and Atlantic Department

1986-1989

Vienna, Third Secretary Political

1982-1985

Lagos, Third Secretary Commercial

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