Elizabeth Carriere

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Elizabeth Carriere

Elizabeth Carriere OBE.jpg
14th Governor of Montserrat
In office
5 August 2015 – 2 January 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierDonaldson Romeo
DeputyAlric Taylor (2015–16)
Lyndell Simpson (acting; 2016–18)
Preceded byAdrian Davis
Succeeded byAndrew Pearce
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of London
University of Manitoba

Elizabeth Anne Carriere OBE is a former British civil servant working in international development. From 2015 to 2018, she served as Governor of Montserrat.

Like her predecessor as governor, Adrian Davis, Carriere was a senior civil servant with the Department for International Development (DFID). She was posted to DFID Indonesia, and has subsequently served as head of DFID in Jamaica, Bangladesh, the Caribbean regional office, Rwanda, and South Sudan.[1]

In March 2015, it was announced that Carriere would succeed Adrian Davis as Governor of Montserrat. She is the second female governor after Deborah Barnes-Jones (2004–2007).[2] Carriere was sworn in at Government House on 5 August 2015. In August 2017, she announced that she would resign from her post as Governor and from the British civil service in early January 2018 to take up an international development position in Africa with a non-governmental organization.[3] The British Government announced that she would be replaced by Andrew Pearce.[4]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Carriere". GOV.UK. Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Montserrat gets its second female Governor in July/August". The Montserrat Reporter. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Why is Governor Elizabeth Carriere Truly Leaving Montserrat 6 Months Early in January, 2018?". MNI Alive. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Change of Governor of Montserrat in January 2018 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
Government offices
Preceded by
Adrian Davis
Governor of Montserrat
Succeeded by
Andrew Pearce