Head of Governor’s Office, Montserrat

Tony Bates

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Biography

Tony has been the UK Policy Adviser to the Governor and Head of the Governor’s office since September 2014. Prior to that he was Head of the Caribbean and Bermuda Section in Overseas Territories Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Montserrat is Tony’s seventh overseas tour of duty and has previously served in Pakistan, New Zealand, Romania, Germany, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. He was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty The Queen in 1994. In addition to specialising on Overseas Territories issues, his work has included British nationality and passport issues, disaster management, conventional arms control issues and consular assistance.

Tony is married with two adult daughters. His interests include photography, running, scuba diving, walking and gardening.

Head of Governor’s Office, Montserrat

The Deputy Governor is a senior diplomat and typically an important advisor to the Governor, Ambassador, High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.