Andrew Gurr (governor)
|Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha|
11 November 2007 – 23 September 2011
|Preceded by||Martin Hallam (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Ken Baddon (Acting)|
|Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands|
September 1994 – November 1999
|Preceded by||Ronald Sampson|
|Succeeded by||Michael Blanch|
Andrew Murray Gurr was an English Politician and also the Governor of Saint Helena from 2007 to 2011. 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.
In moves towards creating a more open form of Government in St Helena, since taking office in November 2007, Governor Gurr swiftly abolished the predominantly 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.
Andrew Gurr and his wife, Jean, resided on Saint Helena during his term of office.
- "Territories: St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha". BBC News. 2008-03-25. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- "Tristan da Cunha's Governor". tristandc.com. 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
| Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands
| Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha