Mr Nigel Phillips CBE was appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands appointment in September 2017.
Full name: Nigel Phillips
Married to: Emma Phillips
Children: One daughter
|2016 – 2017||Ministry of Defence (MOD), UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels, Deputy Military Representative|
|2014 – 2016||MOD, Head, Russian Strategic Studies/Wider Europe Policy|
|2013 – 2014||Member of Royal College of Defence Studies|
|2012 – 2013||Language training (Russian), Defence Academy|
|2010 – 2012||Warsaw, British Embassy, Defence Attaché|
|2007 – 2009||Defence College Communications Information Systems, Deputy Commandant and Garrison Commander|
|2003 – 2007||Stockholm, British Embassy, Defence Attaché|
|2001 – 2003||Defence Communications Services Agency, Senior Staff Officer Communication Operations Planning|
|2000 – 2001||Defence Academy, Advanced Command and Staff Course, Student|
|1984 – 2000||Member of the Royal Air Force (RAF), various appointments|
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.