Andrew Pearce OBE was appointed Governor of Montserrat in January 2018.
Andy joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after a period engaged in scientific research. He has had overseas postings in Bangkok, Bucharest, Pretoria, Tel Aviv and, most recently, as Charge d’Affaires (Acting Ambassador) in Vilnius, Lithuania before coming to Montserrat.
Home postings have involved work on FCO estate security matters, arms control and bilateral issues in southern Europe, including Gibraltar. He has been involved in the UK Government response to several natural and man-made crises.
Andy grew up in rural Norfolk in eastern England. He studied Chemistry at Oxford and did a year’s research into new battery technologies before joining the Diplomatic Service. He speaks fluent Thai and loves hiking, climbing and the wild. He is married to Pornpun and they have two children, a son and a daughter (and two much loved family cats who have accompanied them round the world).
Governor to Montserrat
The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in a British Overseas Territory. The Governor acts as the de facto head of state and is usually responsible for appointing the head of government, and senior political positions in the territory. The Governor is also responsible for liaising with the UK Government, and carrying out any ceremonial duties.
Previous roles in government
Deputy Head of Mission, Lithuania
- 2017 to 2017