Keith Biles

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The Honourable
Keith Biles
JP
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands
Assumed office
27 February 2009
Governor Alan Huckle
Nigel Haywood
Colin Roberts
Preceded by Darwin Lewis Clifton
Personal details
Nationality Falkland Islander
Political party Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) Kathy

Keith Robert Biles JP is a British-born Falkland Islands banker and politician who has served as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands since his election in 2009.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Biles was born in the UK but moved to the Falkland Islands in 1995 as CEO of a branch of the Standard Chartered Bank. He retired from this position in 2002.[2]

Political career[edit]

In June 2012, Biles launched Heroes Welcome in the Falklands. Heroes Welcome UK is an open-resource community partnership scheme, designed to encourage a show of support to members of the British Armed Forces.

In 2014, Biles was amongst those who bid farewell to the outgoing Governor of the Falkland Islands, Nigel Haywood. Haywood's last official act was presenting the Governor's sword to Biles for safekeeping until the next Governor arrived.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the Rev. Kathy Biles, an Anglican cleric (ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2006) and Assistant at Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juanita Brock (2009-02-27). "Keith Biles Elected Speaker of Falklands Assembly". Falkland Islands News Network. sartma. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Speaker". Falkland Islands Government. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Falklands farewells Governor Nigel Haywood". Gov.uk. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Darwin Lewis Clifton
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands
2009–present
Incumbent