List of governors of dependent territories in the 21st century

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This is a list of territorial governors in the 21st century (2001–present) AD, such as the administrators of colonies, protectorates, or other dependencies. Where applicable, native rulers are also listed.

For the purposes of this list, a current dependency is any entity listed on these lists of dependent territories and other entities. A dependent territory is normally a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside of the controlling state's integral area.[1] This latter condition distinguishes a dependent territory from an autonomous region or administrative division, which forms an integral part of the 'parent' state. The administrators of uninhabited territories are excluded.


Note: administrates Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Dave McLane, President (1999–2001)
  • Andrew Smolders, President (2001–2003)
  • Gordon Thomson, President (2003–2011)
  • Foo Kee Heng, President (2011–present)
  • Mohammad Said Chongkin, President (1999–2001)
  • Ron Grant, President (2001–2007)
  • Mohammad Said Chongkin, President (2007–2009)
  • Shane Charlston, President (2009–2009)
  • Balmut Pirus, President (2009–2011)
  • Aindil Minkom, President (2011–2015)
  • Balmut Pirus, President (2015–2017)
  • Seri Wati Iku, President (2017–present)
  • Chairmen of the Board
  • Sonja Stewart, Chairman (2016–present)
  • General managers
self-government abolished
  • Robin Adams, Mayor (2016–present)
  • Chairpersons of the Regional Authority
  • Joseph Elu, Chairperson (2012–present)


People's Republic of China
  • Macau, special administrative region




  • Governors
office abolished


French Fifth Republic


  • Prefects: the prefect of Guadeloupe has been the representative of Saint Barthélemy since 2007
  • Prefects-delegated of Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin
  • Presidents of the Territorial Council
  • Prefects: the prefect of Guadeloupe has been the representative of Saint Barthélemy since 2007
  • Prefects-delegated of Saint Martin and Saint Martin
  • Presidents of the Territorial Council

North America

  • Prefects
  • President of the General Council


  • Presidents of the Government


Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dissolved into Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands, 2010
  • Aruba, autonomous territory

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand
  • High commissioners of the Cook Islands
  • Niue, associated state
  • High commissioners




Portuguese colonial empire
  • Ministers and Representatives of the Republic
  • Alberto Sampaio da Nóvoa, Minister of the Republic (1997-2003)
  • Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio, Minister of the Republic (2003-2006)
  • José António Mesquita, Representative of the Republic (2006-2011)
  • Pedro Manuel dos Reis Alves Catarino, Representative of the Republic (2011–present)
  • Ministers and Representatives of the Republic
  • Antero Monteiro Diniz, Minister of the Republic (1997-2006) and Representative of the Republic (2006-2011)
  • Irineu Cabral Barreto, Representative of the Republic (2011–present)

United Kingdom[edit]

United Kingdom

British isles[edit]

  • Alderney, self-governing island of Guernsey
  • Sark, self-governing island of Guernsey



  • Administrators
  • Gibraltar, dependent territory since 1981, then overseas territory since 2002


  • Chief islanders
  • Anne Green, Chief islander (2003–?)
  • Conrad Glass, Chief islander (2007–2010)
  • Ian Lavorello, Chief islander (2010–c.2012)

Indian Ocean[edit]

  • Administrators


United States[edit]

United States
  • Guam, unincorporated territory
  • Island commanders
  • unspecified commanders (1995-c.2005)
  • Vinh Trinh, Commander (c.2005-2006)
  • Nathan Harris, Commander (2006-2007)
  • unspecified commanders (2007-2010)
  • Aaron Wilt, Commander (2010-2011)
  • Tammy Dotson, Commander (2011-2012)
  • unspecified., Commander (2012-2013)
  • Charlie J. Taylor, Commander (2013-2014)
  • Jason Hardman, Commander (2014-2015)
  • Ronald Dion, Commander (2015-2016)
  • Allen Jaime, Commander (2016–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514
  2. ^ "New King Of Wallis Crowned Today". Ocean Flash. Pacific Magazine, King. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-27.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "New Lt-Governor is a career Navy man". Guernsey Press. 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Guernsey's Bailiff announces 2012 retirement". BBC News Guernsey. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. ^ "Guernsey's new Bailiff sworn in « This Is Guernsey". Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Helen Kilpatrick sworn in as new governor Archived 2014-05-29 at the Wayback Machine, Cayman NetNews, September 6, 2013
  8. ^ a b May, Alex. "Laffan, Sir Robert Michael". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/15875. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

External links[edit]

  • WorldStatesmen—an online encyclopedia of the leaders of nations and territories