Andrew Gurr (governor)

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Andrew Gurr
Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
In office
11 November 2007 – 23 September 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor David Pearey
Inez Archibald (Acting)
William Boyd McCleary
Preceded by Martin Hallam (Acting)
Succeeded by Ken Baddon (Acting)
Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands
In office
September 1994 – November 1999
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor David Tatham
Richard Ralph
Donald Lamont
Preceded by Ronald Sampson
Succeeded by Michael Blanch

Andrew Murray Gurr was the Governor of Saint Helena from 2007 to 2011.[1] He took up office on 11 November 2007 in a ceremony in Jamestown at which he declared his commitment to Saint Helena and dependencies in his inaugural speech. He took over from Michael Clancy with Chief Secretary Martin Hallam serving as acting Governor in the interim.

He served as Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government from 1994 to 1999.[2]

In moves towards creating a more open form of Government in St Helena, since taking office in November 2007, Governor Gurr swiftly abolished the predominately expatriate 'Senior Management Team' committee that had arisen within the St Helena Government, citing that "It has appeared to some as though this team has been making decisions and there can be little doubt that that would be unconstitutional", and immediately introduced a formal Press Report after each session of the Executive Council, summarising the main points discussed by members from both the open and closed (to the general public) sessions.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Andrew Gurr and his wife, Jean, resided on Saint Helena during his term of office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Territories: St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha". BBC News. 2008-03-25. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Tristan da Cunha's Governor". tristandc.com. 2007-11-11. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald Sampson
Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands
1994–1999
Succeeded by
Michael Blanch
Preceded by
Martin Hallam
Acting
Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Ken Baddon
Acting