The Director is responsible for UK policy towards its overseas territories, with a particular focus on good governance and the rule of law, economic sustainability and international relations.
Commissioner, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)
The Commissioner has the power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the territory. As with any other British Overseas Territory, BIOT is constitutionally distinct and separate from the UK, with its own laws and Administration. The Commissioner is represented in the Territory by the Commissioner’s Representative, a Royal Navy Commander, who carries out the instructions of the Commissioner.