Elizabeth Carriere has been the Governor of Montserrat since August 2015. Prior to this she was the Head of DFID in South Sudan for 3 years. As part of her role in DFID, she has also been on assignment in Indonesia, Jamaica, Bangladesh, the Caribbean regional office in Barbados, and Rwanda.
She holds an MSc in public policy and management from the University of London and has done graduate work at the University of British Columbia Canada in the sociology of adult education, and at the University of Manitoba in anthropology.
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
Head of DFID South Sudan
- 2012 to 2015