Chris Simpkins

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Chris Simpkins
Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands
In office
March 2003 – 12 September 2007
Governor Alan Huckle
Howard Pearce
Preceded by Michael Blanch
Succeeded by Michael Blanch (interim)
Personal details
Born Christopher John Simpkins
1950 (age 66–67)
Nationality British

Christopher John Simpkins CBE (born c. 1950) is an English administrator who was Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands from March 2003 to September 2007.

The position of Chief Executive is a three-year appointment in the first instance, with a possible extension for a further 2 years. It is a civil service position, made by an appointment panel.

Before his appointment, Chris Simpkins was Chief Executive of South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire, England.

Simpkins resigned from his position of Chief Executive[1] and left office on 12 September 2007.[2]

In October, 2007, Simpkins was appointed as the Director General of the Royal British Legion.[3] He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the Armed Forces Community.[4]


  1. ^ "'Minutes of the General Purposes Committee'". SARTMA. 2007-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Interim Chief Executive Appointed" (Press release). Falkland Islands Government. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  3. ^ "The Royal British Legion appoints Chris Simpkins as its new Director General" (Press release). Royal British Legion. 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61803. p. N9. 31 December 2016.