H.E. David DaCosta Archer, Jr.
Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands
David DaCosta Archer Jr. is the current Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
Early life and education
David DaCosta Archer Jr. holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management, Tennessee Wesleyan College, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School, and a Masters of Business Administration from Capella University. He also completed certificate studies in Organisational Development at the Robert J. Milano Graduate School.
Archer was sworn in as the Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at a ceremony held at Government House.
He previously acted in the post of Deputy Governor from 2 June to 31 July 2016 and has over 20 years of Public Service experience with the Government of the Virgin Islands having joined the Service as a Professional Cadet in the Human Resources Department in 1997.
He also held the posts of Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Department from 1998 to 2001; Deputy Director, Human Resources Department from 2001 to 2003, Director, Human Resources Department from 2004 to 2010, and Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s Office effective 2010.
Archer was awarded a University of the West Indies Graduate Scholarship and granted study leave to pursue Doctoral studies in Economics effective August, 2016. He returned to the Public Service on January 15, 2018 and was appointed as Senior Liaison to the Governor in the Governor’s Office.