List of current dependent territory leaders

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This is a list of current heads of government of dependencies and autonomous entities, i.e. territories that do not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State. They are listed by the alphabetical order of the dependent territory.

Current dependent territory leaders[edit]

Seven sovereign states possession one or more dependent territories: the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Norway.

Region, territory Status Name Since
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia Administrator Richard J. Cripwell 10 January 2013
 American Samoa Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga 3 January 2013
 Anguilla Governor Christina Scott 23 July 2013
Chief Minister Hubert Hughes 16 February 2010
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Administrator [1] Warren Truss 18 September 2013
 Aruba Governor Fredis Refunjol 11 May 2004
Prime minister Mike Eman 30 October 2009
Australia Australian Antarctic Territory Administrator [2] Tony Fleming August 2011
United States Baker Island Administrator [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
 Bermuda Governor George Fergusson 23 May 2012
Premier Michael Dunkley 19 May 2014
 Bonaire Acting Lieutenant governor Edison Rijna 1 March 2014
Norway Bouvet Island Administrator [4] Kjerstin Askholt 2006
 British Antarctic Territory- BAT Commissioner Peter Hayes 17 October 2012
Administrator Henry Burgess 2011
 British Indian Ocean Territory - BIOT Commissioner Peter Hayes 17 October 2012
Administrator Tom Moody July 2013
 British Virgin Islands Governor William Boyd McCleary 20 August 2010
Premier Orlando Smith [5] 9 November 2011
 Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick 6 September 2013
Premier Alden McLaughlin 29 May 2013
 Christmas Island Administrator Jon Stanhope 5 October 2012
President of Shire of Christmas Island Foo Kee Heng 18 October 2011
France Clipperton Island Administrator [6] George Pau-Langevin 2 April 2014
Commissioner [7] Lionel Beffre 16 September 2013
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Administrator Jon Stanhope 5 October 2012
President of the Shire Council of Cocos Islands Aindil Minkom 29 June 2011
 Cook Islands Queen's Representative Tom Marsters 27 July 2013
High commissioner (New Zealand's Representative) Joanna Kempkers 19 July 2013
Prime Minister Henry Puna 30 November 2010
Australia Coral Sea Islands Administrator[1] Warren Truss 18 September 2013
 Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout 4 November 2013
Prime Minister Ivar Asjes 7 June 2013
 Falkland Islands Governor Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
Chief Executive Keith Padgett 1 February 2012
 French Polynesia High Commissioner Lionel Beffre 16 September 2013
President Gaston Flosse [8] 17 May 2013
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Administrator-Superior Pascal Bolot 10 April 2012
 Gibraltar Governor Sir James Dutton 6 December 2013
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo 9 December 2011
 Guam Governor Eddie Calvo 3 January 2011
 Guernsey Lieutenant Governor Peter Walker 15 April 2011
Bailiff Richard Collas 23 March 2012
Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq 12 March 2014
Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands Administrator [2] Tony Fleming August 2011
United States Howland Island Administrator[3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
United States Jarvis Island Administrator[3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
 Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sir John McColl 26 September 2011
Bailiff Sir Michael Birt July 2009
Chief Minister Ian Gorst 18 November 2011
United States Johnston Atoll Administrator [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
United States Kingman Reef Administrator [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
 Isle of Man Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood 7 April 2011
Chief Minister Allan Bell 11 October 2011
United States Midway Atoll Administrator [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
 Montserrat Governor Adrian Davis 8 April 2011
Chief Minister Reuben Meade 10 September 2009
United States Navassa Island Administrator [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
 New Caledonia High Commissioner Jean-Jacques Brot 27 February 2013
President of the Government Cynthia Ligeard 5 June 2014
 Niue High Commissioner Ross Ardern February 2014
Premier Toke Talagi 19 June 2008
 Norfolk Island Administrator Neil Pope 2 April 2012
Chief Minister Lisle Snell 20 March 2013
 Northern Mariana Islands Governor Eloy Inos 20 February 2013
United States Palmyra Atoll [3] Daniel M. Ashe 6 December 2010
Manager [9] vacant March 2009
Norway Peter I Island Administrator [4] Kjerstin Askholt 2006
 Pitcairn Islands Governor [10] Victoria Treadell 3 June 2010
Mayor Shawn Christian 1 January 2014
 Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla 2 January 2013
Norway Queen Maud Land Administrator [4] Kjerstin Askholt 2006
New Zealand Ross Dependency Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae 31 August 2011
Administrator [11] Peter Beggs 21 October 2013
 Saba Lieutenant governor Jonathan G.A. Johnson 2 July 2008
 Saint Barthelemy Prefect [12] Marcelle Pierrot 14 February 2013
Prefect delegated [13] Phillipe Chopin 22 December 2011
President of the Territorial Council Bruno Magras [14] 15 July 2007
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Governor Mark Andrew Capes 29 October 2011
Administrator of Ascension Island Colin Wells 27 October 2011
Administrator of Tristan da Cunha Alex Mitham 23 September 2013
 Saint-Martin Prefect [15] Marcelle Pierrot 14 February 2013
Prefect delegated [16] Phillipe Chopin 22 December 2011
President of the Territorial Council Aline Hanson 17 April 2013
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Prefect Patrice Latron 12 December 2011
President of the Territorial Council Stéphane Artano 31 March 2006
 Sint Eustatius Lieutenant Governor Gerald Berkel 1 April 2010
 Sint Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday 10 October 2010
Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams 10 October 2010
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Commissioner [17] Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
 Tokelau Administrator Jonathan Kings 2011
Head of Government Kuresa Nasau[18] February 2014
 Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Peter Beckingham 9 October 2013
Premier Rufus Ewing 13 November 2012
 Virgin Islands (U.S.) Governor John de Jongh 1 January 2007
United States Wake Island Administrator[19] Esther Puakela Kia’aina 23 September 2013
Governor[20] Joseph M. McDade, Jr. November 2013
 Wallis and Futuna Administrator-Superior Michel Aubouin 30 March 2013
President of the Territorial Assembly Petelo Hanisi 11 December 2013

Current autonomous, insular, etc., regions leaders[edit]

Region, territory Status Name Since
 Aceh Governor Tarmizi Abdul Karim (acting) 8 February 2012
 Adjara Chairman of the Supreme Council Avtandil Beridze 28 October 2012
Prime Minister Archil Khabadze 30 October 2012
 Åland Islands Governor Peter Lindbäck 1 April 1999
Chief Minister Camilla Gunell 25 November 2011
 Alderney Lieutenant-Governor Peter Walker 15 April 2011
President Stuart Trought 2011
 Andalusia President José Antonio Griñán 2009
 Aragon President Luisa Fernanda Rudi Ubeda 2011
 Asturias President Javier Fernández Fernández 2012
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg Azad Kashmir President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan 25 August 2011
Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid 26 July 2011
 Azores Representative of the (Portuguese) Republic Pedro Manuel dos Reis Alves Catarino 11 April 2011
President of the Government Vasco Cordeiro 6 November 2012
 Balearic Islands President José Ramón Bauzà Díaz 2011
 Basque Country President (Lehendakari) Iñigo Urkullu 2012
 Bougainville President John Momis 10 January 2010
 Catalonia President Artur Mas i Gavarró 2010
 Canary Islands President José Paulino Rivero Baute 2007
 Cantabria President Ignacio Diego 2011
 Carriacou and Petite Martinique Grenadian Ministry of Carriacou
and Petite Martinique Affairs
Elvin Nimrod 3 March 2013
 Castile–La Mancha President María Dolores de Cospedal 2011
 Castile and León President Juan Vicente Herrera Campo 2001
 Ceuta President Juan Jesús Vivas Lara 2001
 Corsica Prefect Patrick Strzoda 4 April 2011
President of the Corsican Assembly Dominique Bucchini 25 March 2010
President of the Executive Council Paul Giacobbi 25 March 2010
 Crimea Chairmen of Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov 17 March 2010
Prime ministers Sergey Aksyonov 28 February 2014
 Easter Island Governor Marta Hotus Tuki 11 March 2014
Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa November 2012
 Extremadura President José Antonio Monago Terraza 2011
 Faroe Islands High Commissioner Dan M. Knudsen 1 January 2008
Prime Minister Kaj Leo Johannesen 26 September 2008
 French Guiana Prefect Éric Spitz 24 June 2013
President of the General Council Alain Tien-Liong 20 March 2008
President of the Regional Council Rodolphe Alexandre 26 March 2010
 Gagauzia Governor Mihail Formuzal 29 December 2006
 Galicia President Alberto Núñez Feijóo 2009
 Gilgit–Baltistan Governor Karam Ali Shah 26 January 2011
Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah 12 December 2009
 Gorno-Badakhshan Chairmen of the Executive Committee Shodikhon Jamshedov 19 November 2013
 Greenland High Commissioner Mikaela Engell 1 February 2011
Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond 5 April 2013
 Guadeloupe Prefect Marcelle Pierrot 14 February 2013
President of the General Council Jacques Gillot 23 March 2001
President of the Regional Council Josette Borel-Lincertin 3 August 2012
 Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung 1 July 2012
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam 1 July 2012
Norway Jan Mayen Administrator [21] Hill-Marta Solberg 21 September 2007
 Karakalpakstan Chairmen of Parliament Musa Yerniyazov 2 May 2002
Prime ministers Bakhodir Yangiboyev 3 March 2006
 Kurdistan Region President of autonomous government Massoud Barzani June 2005
Prime ministers Barham Salih 1 September 2009
 La Rioja President Pedro Sanz Alonso 1995
 Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui 20 December 2009
 Madeira Representative of the (Portuguese) Republic Irineu Cabral Barreto 11 April 2011
President of the Government Alberto João Jardim 17 March 1978
 Madrid President Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma 2003
 Martinique Prefect Laurent Prévost 30 March 2011
President of the General Council Josette Manin 31 March 2011
President of the Regional Council Serge Letchimy 26 March 2010
 Mayotte Prefect Jacques Witkowski 18 February 2013
President of the General Council Daniel Zaïdani 3 April 2011
 Melilla President Juan José Imbroda Ortiz 2000
Pi)muslim region.png Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman[22] 22 December 2011
 Mount Athos Head of State [23] Evangelos Venizelos 25 June 2013
Civil Governor[24] Aristos Kasmiroglou 31 May 2010
Spiritual Leader [25] Bartholomew I 2 November 1991
Protos[26] Geron hieromonk Stefanos
(Monastery Chilandari of Athos)
14 June 2013
 Murcia President Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso 1995
 Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Chairmen of the Supreme Council Vasif Talıbov 16 December 1995
Prime minister Alovsat Bakhshiyev 2000
 Navarre President Yolanda Barcina Angulo 2011
 Nevis Deputy Governor-General (of Nevis) Eustace John 1992
Premier Vance Amory 23 January 2013
 Northern Ireland Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers 4 September 2012
First Minister Peter Robinson 5 June 2008

Jointly with the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

 Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu 25 July 2006
São Tomé and Príncipe Principe Presidents of the Regional Government José Cardoso Cassandra 5 October 2006
 Réunion Prefect Jean-Luc Marx 27 August 2012
President of the General Council Nassimah Dindar-Mangrolia 11 April 2004
President of the Regional Council Didier Robert 26 March 2010
 Rodrigues Chief Commissioner Louis Serge Clair [27] 11 February 2012
Chief Executives Jacques Davis Hee Hong Wye 13 February 2012
 Scotland Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael 7 October 2013
First Minister Alex Salmond 16 May 2007
Norway Svalbard Governor Odd Olsen Ingerø[28] 15 September 2009
Trinidad and Tobago Tobago Chief Secretary of the House of Assembly Orville London 29 January 2001
Torres Strait Islands Chairperson of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Joseph Elu 13 November 2013
 Valencian Community President Alberto Fabra Part 2011
 Wales Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb 15 July 2014
First Minister Carwyn Jones 10 December 2009
Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X 3 October 1998
 Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein 3 November 2010

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Minister of Infrastructure and Regionasl Development
  2. ^ a b Director of the Australian Antarctic Division.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  4. ^ a b c Director of the Polar Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
  5. ^ Previously chief minister from 17 June 2003 to 23 August 2007.
  6. ^ Since 21 February 2007, directly administered by the French minister of Overseas France.
  7. ^ The authority of the French minister of Overseas France on Clipperton Island is delegated to the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia
  8. ^ Previously president in 2004, 2004-05, 2008-09.
  9. ^ Director of Program Palmyra of The Nature Conservancy.
  10. ^ The British high commissioner to New Zealand.
  11. ^ Chief Executive Officer of Antarctica New Zealand.
  12. ^ The prefect of Guadeloupe is also state representative in Saint-Barthelemy from 9 July 2007.
  13. ^ Delegated by the prefect of Guadeloupe
  14. ^ Mayor from June 1995 to 15 July 2007.
  15. ^ The prefect of Guadeloupe is also state representative in Saint-Martin from 9 July 2007.
  16. ^ Delegated by the prefect of Guadeloupe
  17. ^ Since 3 October 1985, the governor of the Falkland Islands.
  18. ^ Previously from February 1998 – February 1999, February 2001-February 2002, February 2007-22 February 2008 and 22 March 2010-11 March 2011.
  19. ^ Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs.
  20. ^ Also General Counsel of the US Air Force.
  21. ^ Since 1 January 1995, Jan Mayen is administered by the governor of Nordland county.
  22. ^ Officer in charge to 12 May 2013.
  23. ^ Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek government.
  24. ^ The Civil Governor of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos is appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek government.
  25. ^ Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople.
  26. ^ Dean of the Holy Epistasis of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos.
  27. ^ Previously chef commissaire from 4 February 2003 to 4 August 2006.
  28. ^ Previously from 2001 - February 2005.

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