List of colonial governors of the British Virgin Islands

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List of Colonial Heads of the British Virgin Islands

Term Incumbent Notes
English colony
1666
1741 John Pickering President
1742 to 1750 John Hunt President
1750 to 1751 James Purcell President
1751 to 1775 John Purcell President
1775 to 1782 John Nugent Smyth President
1782 to 1811 ... President
1811 to 18.. Richard Hetherington President
Part of the Leeward Islands
1833 to 1839
1839 to 1850 Edward Hay Drummond Hay President
1852 to 1854 John Cornell Chads President
1854 to 1857 Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright President
1859 to 1861 Thomas Price President
1861 to 1864 James Robert Longden President
1866 to 1869 Sir Arthur Carlos Henry Rumbold President
1869 to 1872 Alexander Wilson Muir President
1873 to 1879 Richard Mahoney Hickson President
1879 to 1882 John Kemys Spencer-Churchill President
1882 to 1884 Richard Henry Kortright Dyett President
1884 to 1887 Fredrick Augustus Pickering President
1887 to 1893 Edward John Cameron Administrator
1894 to 1896 Alexander R. Mackay Administrator
1896 to 1903 Nathaniel George Cookman Administrator
1903 to 1910 Robert Stephen Earl Administrator
1910 to 1919 Thomas Leslie Hardtman Jarvis Administrator
1919 to 1922 Herbert Walter Peebles Administrator
1922 to 1923 R. Hargrove Administrator
1923 to 1926 Otho Lewis Hancock Administrator
1926 to 1934 Frank Cecil Clarkson Administrator
1934 to 1946 Donald Percy Wailling Administrator
1946 to 1954 John Augustus Cockburn Cruikshank Administrator
1954 to 1956 Henry Anthony Camillo Howard Administrator
1956 to 1959 Geoffrey Poole Allsebrook Administrator
1959 to 1 January 1960 Gerald Jackson Bryan Administrator
1 January 1960 Dissolution of the Leeward Islands
1 January 1960 to 1962 Gerald Jackson Bryan Administrator
1962 to 1967 Martin Samuel Staveley Administrator
1967 to 1971 John Sutherland Thomson Administrator
1971 to 1974 Derek George Cudmore Governor
1974 to 1978 Walter Wilkinson Wallace Governor
1978 to 1981 James Alfred Davidson Governor
1982 to 1986 David Robert Barwick Governor
1986 to 1991 J. Mark A. Herdman Governor
14 October 1991 to 21 June 1995 Peter Alfred Penfold Governor
21 June 1995 to 1998 David Mackilligin Governor
3 July 1998 to 5 October 2002 Frank Savage Governor
5 October 2002 to 14 October 2002 Elton Georges acting Governor
14 October 2002 to 18 April 2006 Tom Macan Governor
18 April 2006 to 5 August 2010 David Pearey Governor
5 August 2010 to present William Boyd McCleary Governor