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Turks and Caicos Islands governor attends leadership event in London

Governor Ric Todd leaves the TCI today to take part in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) annual leadership event.

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Deputy Governor Anya Williams (left) and Attorney General Huw Shepheard (right) will both be Acting Governor in Ric Todd's (centre) absence.
Deputy Governor Anya Williams (left) and Attorney General Huw Shepheard (right) will both be Acting Governor in Ric Todd's (centre) absence.

Todd will attend this event, which will take place in London from 13 -17 May, in his capacity as governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The principle session will be in the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre on 14 May 2013.

The event is attended by UK ministers; senior officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other government departments; and governors of the UK Overseas Territories, ambassadors and high commissioners from around the world to discuss policy, activity and to share ideas and experience. There are also discussions with stakeholders including Parliamentarians, business and commentators.

The governor will take the opportunity to meet UK ministers to update them on the situation on TCI and lead one session in the margins of the main events where he provides a personal account of the challenges of leading a technocrat interim administration and returning TCI to self government.

Attorney General Huw Shepheard has been sworn in as Acting Governor until Sunday, 12 May, when the role will transfer to the Hon Anya Williams upon her return from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Caribbean Head of Public Service Leaders conference in St Lucia and a personal visit to the United States.

This arrangement will continue until Governor Todd’s return to office on Monday, 20 May 2013.

Published 10 May 2013