Chief executive (gubernatorial)
Chief Executive is a term used for certain gubernatorial offices, expressing the nature of their job being analogous to a head of government. Commonly used to refer to Presidential powers given by the constitution. As Chief Executive the president can: implement policy, supervise executive branch of government, prepare executive budget for submission to congress, and appoint and remove executive officials
While in most cases there is another specific style, such as (lieutenant-)governor(-general), there are a few offices formally styled Chief Executive:
- In the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, which were previously under foreign colonial rule until the transfer of sovereignty in late 20th century, the chief executive are heads of the regions and their respective government:
|Chief Executive of Hong Kong||1997||replaced the role of the Governor of Hong Kong|
|Chief Executive of Macau||1999||replaced the role of the Governor of Macau|
- In Mauritius, on Rodrigues island, since 12 October 2002 autonomy was granted:
|24 October 2002 - 23 October 2004||Claude Wong So||Non-party|
|24 October 2004 - 20||Jean-Claude Pierre-Louis||Non-party|
- New Zealand Antarctic Territory: while not a government, the Ross Dependency is a Crown entity managed by a Board of Directors and the Chair acts as the Chief Executive. The Board reports to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (New Zealand).
- The head of government in the Falkland Islands is known as the Chief Executive.