Colin Roberts arrived in Stanley on 28 April 2014 to take up the position of Governor in the Falkland Islands.
Colin has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 1989. During his career he has served in Japan and France and from 2004/2008 he was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Lithuania. Before arriving in the Falkland Islands he was Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate and Her Majesty’s Commissioner to the British Antarctic Territory and to the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Colin is married to Camilla and they have two sons.
Governor to Falkland Islands
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.