List of current dependent territory leaders

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This is a list of current heads of government of dependencies and autonomous entities, i.e. territories that do not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State. They are listed by the alphabetical order of the dependent territory.

Current dependent territory leaders[edit]

Seven sovereign states possess one or more dependent territories: the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Norway.

Region, territory Status Name Since
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia Administrator Michael Wigston 21 January 2015
 American Samoa Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga 3 January 2013
 Anguilla Governor Christina Scott 23 July 2013
Chief Minister Victor Banks 23 April 2015
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Administrator [1] Fiona Nash 19 July 2016
 Aruba Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt 1 January 2017
Prime minister Mike Eman 30 October 2009
Australia Australian Antarctic Territory Administrator [2] Tony Fleming August 2011
United States Baker Island Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
 Bermuda Governor John Rankin 8 December 2016
Premier Michael Dunkley 19 May 2014
 Bonaire Lieutenant governor Edison Rijna [4] 1 March 2014
Norway Bouvet Island Administrator [5] Øystein Mortensen 2 October 2015
 British Antarctic Territory- BAT Commissioner John Kittmer December 2016
Administrator Stuart Doubleday 2016
 British Indian Ocean Territory - BIOT Commissioner John Kittmer December 2016
Administrator Murielle Benjamin (acting) March 2017
 British Virgin Islands Governor John Duncan 15 August 2014
Premier Orlando Smith [6] 9 November 2011
 Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick 6 September 2013
Premier Alden McLaughlin 29 May 2013
 Christmas Island Administrator Barry Haase 6 October 2014
President of Shire of Christmas Island Gordon Thomson [7] 21 October 2013
France Clipperton Island Administrator [8] Ericka Bareigts 30 August 2016
Commissioner [9] René Bidal 25 May 2016
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Administrator Barry Haase 6 October 2014
President of the Shire Council of Cocos Islands Balmut Pirus [10] 28 October 2015
 Cook Islands Queen's Representative Tom Marsters 27 July 2013
High commissioner (New Zealand's Representative) Peter Marshall 10 January 2017
Prime Minister Henry Puna 30 November 2010
Australia Coral Sea Islands Administrator[1] Fiona Nash 19 July 2016
 Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout 4 November 2013
Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas 24 March 2017
 Falkland Islands Governor Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
Chief Executive Barry Rowland 6 October 2016
 French Polynesia High Commissioner René Bidal 30 May 2016
President Édouard Fritch 12 September 2014
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Administrator-Superior Cécile Pozzo di Borgo 7 October 2014
 Gibraltar Governor Edward Davis 19 January 2016
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo 9 December 2011
 Guam Governor Eddie Calvo 3 January 2011
 Guernsey Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey Sir Ian Corder 14 March 2016
Bailiff Sir Richard Collas 23 March 2012
President of the Policy and Resources Committee Gavin St Pier 4 May 2016
Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands Administrator [2] Tony Fleming August 2011
United States Howland Island Administrator[3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
United States Jarvis Island Administrator[3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
 Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sir Stephen Dalton 13 march 2017
Bailiff William Bailhache 29 January 2015
Chief Minister Ian Gorst 18 November 2011
United States Johnston Atoll Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
United States Kingman Reef Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
 Isle of Man Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney 27 May 2016
Chief Minister Howard Quayle 11 October 2016
United States Midway Atoll Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
 Montserrat Governor Elizabeth Carriere 5 August 2015
Premier Donaldson Romeo 12 September 2014
United States Navassa Island Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
 New Caledonia High Commissioner Thierry Lataste 20 June 2016
President of the Government Philippe Germain 1 April 2015
 Niue High Commissioner Ross Ardern February 2014
Premier Toke Talagi 19 June 2008
 Norfolk Island Administrator Eric Hutchinson 1 April 2017
General Manager Lotta Jackson 30 June 2016
Mayor Robin Adams 6 July 2016
 Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres 29 December 2015
United States Palmyra Atoll Administrator [3] Jim Kurth (acting) 20 January 2017
Manager [11] vacant March 2009
Norway Peter I Island Administrator [5] Øystein Mortensen 2 October 2015
 Pitcairn Islands Governor [12] Jonathan Sinclair August 2014
Mayor Shawn Christian 1 January 2014
 Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló 2 January 2017
Norway Queen Maud Land Administrator [5] Øystein Mortensen 2 October 2015
New Zealand Ross Dependency Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy 28 September 2016
Administrator [13] Peter Beggs 21 October 2013
 Saba Lieutenant governor Jonathan G. A. Johnson 2 July 2008
 Saint Barthelemy Prefect [14] Jacques Billant 1 December 2014
Prefect delegated [15] Anne Laubies 8 June 2015
President of the Territorial Council Bruno Magras [16] 15 July 2007
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Governor Lisa Phillips 25 April 2016
Administrator of Ascension Island Marc Holland 29 August 2014
Administrator of Tristan da Cunha Sean Burns [17] 30 November 2016
 Saint-Martin Prefect [18] Jacques Billant 1 December 2014
Prefect delegated [15] Anne Laubies 8 June 2015
President of the Territorial Council Daniel Gibbs 3 April 2017
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Prefect Henri Jean 3 March 2016
President of the Territorial Council Stéphane Artano 31 March 2006
 Sint Eustatius Acting Lieutenant Governor Julian C Woodley 1 April 2016
 Sint Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday 10 October 2010
Prime Minister William Marlin 19 November 2015
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Commissioner [19] Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
 Tokelau Administrator David Nicholson 2017
Head of Government Siopili Perez 8 March 2017
 Turks and Caicos Islands Governor John Freeman 17 October 2016
Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson 20 December 2016
 Virgin Islands (U.S.) Governor Kenneth Mapp 5 January 2015
United States Wake Island Administrator[20] Nikolao Pula (acting) 20 January 2017
Governor[21] Joseph M. McDade, Jr. (acting) 2 January 2017
 Wallis and Futuna Administrator-Superior Marcel Renouf 19 January 2015
President of the Territorial Assembly David Vergé 4 April 2017

Current autonomous, insular, regions, etc. leaders[edit]

Region, territory Status Name Since
 Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah 25 June 2012
 Adjara Chairman of the Supreme Council Davit Gabaidze 28 November 2016
Prime Minister Zurab Pataridze 15 July 2016
 Åland Islands Governor Peter Lindbäck 1 April 1999
Chief Minister Katrin Sjögren 25 November 2015
 Alderney Lieutenant-Governor Peter Walker 15 April 2011
President Stuart Trought 2011
 Andalusia President Susana Díaz 7 September 2013
 Aragon President Javier Lambán 3 July 2015
 Asturias President Javier Fernández Fernández 2012
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg Azad Kashmir President Muhammad Masood Khan 25 August 2016
Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan 31 July 2016
 Azores Representative of the (Portuguese) Republic Pedro Manuel dos Reis Alves Catarino 11 April 2011
President of the Government Vasco Cordeiro 6 November 2012
 Balearic Islands President Francina Armengol 30 June 2015
 Basque Country President (Lehendakari) Iñigo Urkullu 2012
 Bougainville President John Momis 10 January 2010
 Catalonia President Artur Mas 27 December 2010
 Canary Islands President Fernando Clavijo Batlle 9 July 2015
 Cantabria President Ignacio Diego 2011
 Carriacou and Petite Martinique Grenadian Ministry of Carriacou
and Petite Martinique Affairs
Elvin Nimrod 3 March 2013
 Castile–La Mancha President Emiliano García-Page 1 July 2015
 Castile and León President Juan Vicente Herrera Campo 2001
 Ceuta President Juan Jesús Vivas Lara 2001
 Corsica Prefect Patrick Strzoda 4 April 2011
President of the Corsican Assembly Jean-Guy Talamoni 17 December 2015
President of the Executive Council Gilles Simeoni 17 December 2015
 Crimea Chairmen of Parliament vacant 15 March 2014
Prime minister vacant 15 March 2014
 Easter Island Governor Marta Hotus Tuki 11 March 2014
Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa November 2012
 Extremadura President José Antonio Monago Terraza 2011
 Faroe Islands High Commissioner Dan M. Knudsen 1 January 2008
Prime Minister Aksel V. Johannesen 15 September 2015
 French Guiana Prefect Martin Jaeger 11 January 2016
President of the Territorial Authority Rodolphe Alexandre 17 December 2015
 Gagauzia Governor Irina Vlakh 23 March 2015
Bandera Provincia Galápagos.svg Galápagos Islands Governor and Chairman of the Governing Council with Special Regime Eliécer Cruz Bedón 29 April 2015
 Galicia President Alberto Núñez Feijóo 2009
Flag of Gilgit Baltistan.svg Gilgit Baltistan Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir 16 February 2015
Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah 12 December 2009
 Gorno-Badakhshan Chairmen of the Executive Committee Shodikhon Jamshedov 19 November 2013
 Greenland High Commissioner Mikaela Engell 1 February 2011
Prime Minister Kim Kielsen [22] 30 September 2014
 Guadeloupe Prefect Jacques Billant 1 December 2014
President of the Departmental Council Josette Borel-Lincertin [23] 2 April 2015
President of the Regional Council Ary Chalus 17 December 2015
 Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung 1 July 2012
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam 1 July 2012
Norway Jan Mayen Administrator [24] Hill-Marta Solberg 21 September 2007
 Karakalpakstan Chairmen of Parliament Musa Yerniyazov 2 May 2002
Prime ministers Kakhraman Sariyev 14 October 2016
 Kurdistan Region President of autonomous government Massoud Barzani June 2005
Prime minister Nechervan Barzani 7 March 2012
 La Rioja President Pedro Sanz Alonso 1995
Flag of Lord Howe Island.svg Lord Howe Island Chairman of the Lord Howe Island Board Sonja Stewart March 2016
 Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui 20 December 2009
Administration and Justice Secretary Florinda Chan 20 December 1999
 Madeira Representative of the (Portuguese) Republic Irineu Cabral Barreto 11 April 2011
President of the Government Miguel Albuquerque 20 April 2015
 Madrid President Cristina Cifuentes 24 June 2015
Flag of Tasmania.svg Macquarie Island Administrator [25] Matthew Groom 31 March 2014
 Martinique Prefect Fabrice Rigoulet-Roze 30 July 2014
President of the Executive Council Alfred Marie-Jeanne 18 December 2015
 Mayotte Prefect Frédéric Veau 23 May 2016
President of the Departmental Council Soibahadine Ibrahim Ramadani 2 April 2015
 Melilla President Juan José Imbroda Ortiz 2000
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman[26] 22 December 2011
 Mount Athos Head of State [27] Nikos Kotzias[28] 23 Septembre 2015
Civil Governor[29] Aristos Kasmiroglou 31 May 2010
Spiritual Leader [30] Bartholomew I 2 November 1991
Protos[31] Geron Barnabas
(Monastery Vatopedi)
14 June 2016
 Murcia President Pedro Antonio Sánchez 30 June 2015
 Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Chairmen of the Supreme Council Vasif Talıbov 16 December 1995
Prime minister Alovsat Bakhshiyev 2000
 Navarre President Uxue Barkos 20 July 2015
 Nevis Deputy Governor-General (of Nevis) Eustace John 1992
Premier Vance Amory 23 January 2013
 Northern Ireland Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire 14 July 2014
First Minister[32] vacant 9 January 2017
Deputy First Minister[33]
 Papua Governor Lukas Enembe 9 April 2013
São Tomé and Príncipe Principe President of the Regional Government José Cardoso Cassandra 5 October 2006
 Réunion Prefect Dominique Sorain 2 September 2014
President of the Departmental Council Nassimah Dindar-Mangrolia [34] 2 April 2015
President of the Regional Council Didier Robert 26 March 2010
 Rodrigues Chief Commissioner Louis Serge Clair [35] 11 February 2012
Chief Executives Jacques Davis Hee Hong Wye 13 February 2012
 Scotland Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell 11 May 2015
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon 19 November 2014
Norway Svalbard Governor Kjerstin Askholt 10 October 2015
Trinidad and Tobago Tobago Chief Secretary of the House of Assembly Kelvin Charles 29 January 2017
Torres Strait Islands Chairperson of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Joseph Elu 26 January 2013
 Valencian Community President Alberto Fabra Part 2011
 Wales Secretary of State for Wales Alun Hugh Cairns 19 March 2016
First Minister Carwyn Jones 10 December 2009
 West Papua Governor Abraham Octavianus Atururi 27 January 2012
Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X 3 October 1998
 Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein 3 November 2010

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minister for Local Government and Territories
  2. ^ a b Director of the Australian Antarctic Division.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  4. ^ Acting to 22 Aug 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Director of the Polar Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
  6. ^ Previously chief minister from 17 June 2003 to 23 August 2007.
  7. ^ Previously from 2003 – 14 October 2011.
  8. ^ Since 21 February 2007, directly administered by the French minister of Overseas France.
  9. ^ The authority of the French minister of Overseas France on Clipperton Island is delegated to the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia
  10. ^ Previously president of the Shire Council of Cocos Islands from October 2009 to 29 June 2011.
  11. ^ Director of Program Palmyra of The Nature Conservancy.
  12. ^ The British high commissioner to New Zealand.
  13. ^ Chief Executive Officer of Antarctica New Zealand.
  14. ^ The prefect of Guadeloupe is also state representative in Saint-Barthelemy from 9 July 2007.
  15. ^ a b Delegated by the prefect of Guadeloupe
  16. ^ Mayor from June 1995 to 15 July 2007.
  17. ^ Previously administrators of Tristan da Cunha from 15 September 2010 to 23 September 2013.
  18. ^ The prefect of Guadeloupe is also state representative in Saint-Martin from 9 July 2007.
  19. ^ Since 3 October 1985, the governor of the Falkland Islands.
  20. ^ Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs.
  21. ^ Also General Counsel of the US Air Force.
  22. ^ Acting to 12 December 2014 (for Aleqa Hammondto 15 October 2014).
  23. ^ Previously president of the Regional Council from 3 August 2012 to 2 May 2014.
  24. ^ Since 1 January 1995, Jan Mayen is administered by the governor of Nordland county.
  25. ^ Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage of Tasmania.
  26. ^ Officer in charge to 12 May 2013.
  27. ^ Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek government.
  28. ^ Previously head of state from 27 January – 28 August 2015.
  29. ^ The Civil Governor of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos is appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Greek government.
  30. ^ Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople.
  31. ^ Dean of the Holy Epistasis of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos.
  32. ^ Jointly with the Deputy First Minister
  33. ^ Jointly with the First Minister
  34. ^ Previously president of the General Council from 1 April 2004 to 2 Avril 2015.
  35. ^ Previously chef commissaire from 4 February 2003 to 4 August 2006.

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