List of viceregal representatives of Elizabeth II

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Queen Elizabeth II is sovereign of 16 countries informally known as the Commonwealth realms. She resides primarily in the oldest and most populous realm, the United Kingdom, and is represented in the other countries by the following viceregal representatives. She is also represented in each of the Canadian provinces, Australian states, British overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and the states in free association with New Zealand.

Commonwealth realms[edit]


Country Governor-general Since List
 Antigua and Barbuda Sir Rodney Williams 14 August 2014 List
 Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove 28 March 2014 List
The Bahamas Dame Marguerite Pindling 8 July 2014 List
 Barbados Sir Elliott Belgrave 1 June 2012 List
 Belize Sir Colville Young 17 November 1993 List
 Canada David Johnston 1 October 2010 List
 Grenada Dame Cécile La Grenade 7 May 2013 List
 Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen 26 February 2009 List
 New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy 28 September 2016 List
 Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Ogio 25 February 2011 List
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Sir Tapley Seaton 20 May 2015 List
 Saint Lucia Dame Pearlette Louisy 17 September 1997 List
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sir Frederick Ballantyne 2 September 2002 List
 Solomon Islands Sir Frank Kabui 7 July 2009 List
 Tuvalu Sir Iakoba Italeli 16 April 2010 List

Counsellors of state[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the sovereign appoints counsellors of state to act on the monarch's behalf when he or she is not present in the country or unable for other reasons to perform royal constitutional functions.

British overseas territories[edit]

See also: Lord Lieutenant

In the fourteen British overseas territories, The Queen is represented by either an Administrator, Commissioner, or Governor.[1]

British Overseas Territory Viceregal representative Current holder Since
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia Administrator Michael Wigston 20 January 2015
 Anguilla Governor Christina Scott 23 July 2013
 Bermuda Governor Ginny Ferson (acting) 2 August 2016
 British Antarctic Territory Commissioner Peter Hayes 17 October 2012
 British Indian Ocean Territory Commissioner Peter Hayes 17 October 2012
 British Virgin Islands Governor John Duncan 15 August 2014
 Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick 6 September 2013
 Falkland Islands Governor Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
 Gibraltar Governor Ed Davis 19 January 2016
 Montserrat Governor Elizabeth Carriere 5 August 2015
 Pitcairn Islands Governor Jonathan Sinclair 15 August 2014
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Governor Lisa Phillips 25 April 2016
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Commissioner Colin Roberts 29 April 2014
 Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Peter Beckingham 9 October 2013

British Crown Dependencies[edit]

The three Crown DependenciesJersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man—are possessions of the Crown of the United Kingdom, not of the government of the United Kingdom, and the monarch is head of state. There, the monarch is represented by lieutenant governors.

Dependency Lieutenant Governor Since List
 Guernsey Sir Ian Corder 14 March 2016 List
 Isle of Man Sir Richard Gozney 27 May 2016 List
 Jersey Sir John McColl 26 September 2011 List

States in free association with New Zealand[edit]

In the Realm of New Zealand, the Cook Islands have a separate Queen's Representative. Niue is entitled to one, but, under the Niue Constitution Act, the Queen is represented by New Zealand's Governor-General.

Territory Representative Since List
 Cook Islands Tom Marsters 27 July 2013 List
 Niue Dame Patsy Reddy 28 September 2016 List

Sub-national representatives[edit]

The following list is restricted to those who represent the Crown directly. Since Administrators of Australian territories represent the Governor-General, they are not included here. Commissioners of Canadian territories do not represent the Queen, but the federal government, and are not included.


State Governor Since List
 New South Wales General David Hurley 2 October 2014 List
 Queensland Paul de Jersey 29 July 2014 List
 South Australia Hieu Van Le 1 September 2014 List
 Tasmania Kate Warner 10 December 2014 List
 Victoria Linda Dessau 1 July 2015 List
 Western Australia Kerry Sanderson 20 October 2014 List


Province Lieutenant Governor Since List
 Alberta Lois Mitchell 12 June 2015 List
 British Columbia Judith Guichon 2 November 2012 List
 Manitoba Janice Filmon 19 June 2015 List
 New Brunswick Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau 23 October 2014 List
 Newfoundland and Labrador Frank Fagan 19 March 2013 List
 Nova Scotia John James Grant 12 April 2012 List
 Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell 23 September 2014 List
 Prince Edward Island Frank Lewis 15 August 2011 List
 Quebec J. Michel Doyon 24 September 2015 List
 Saskatchewan Vaughn Solomon Schofield 22 March 2012 List


  1. ^ "The official website of The British Monarchy". Queen and overseas territories. The Royal Household. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 

See also[edit]