Tony Longrigg

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Tony Longrigg
Governor of Montserrat
In office
11 May 2001 – 2 April 2004
Preceded by Tony Abbott
Succeeded by Deborah Barnes-Jones
Personal details
Born Anthony James Longrigg
(1944-04-21) 21 April 1944 (age 70)
Spouse(s) Jane Rosa Cowlin

Anthony James "Tony" Longrigg, CMG (born 21 April 1944) is a British diplomat. He was Governor of Montserrat from 2001 to 2004.[1]

He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972, and was posted in Moscow and Madrid. He was Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory from 1995 to 1997.

In 2003, a petition signed by 200 people in Montserrat, called upon the British government to sack Longrigg as Governor, stating that his policies were ruining the economy of the territory. Longrigg had prevented some citizens from returning to certain areas of the territory threatened by volcanic eruption, a decision he made based on scientific advice provided by the Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Scientific Advisory Committee.[2]


Longrigg was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1992 New Year Honours while at the British Embassy in Moscow.[3]


  1. ^ The International Who's Who 2004. London: Routledge. 2003. p. 1023. ISBN 1-85743-217-7. 
  2. ^ 'Sack Montserrat governor' plea, BBC News, 3 March 2003.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52767. pp. 4–4. 31 December 1991.
Government offices
Preceded by
Tony Abbott
Governor of Montserrat
Succeeded by
Deborah Barnes-Jones