H.E. Augustus "Gus" James Ulysses Jaspert
Governor of the British Virgin Islands
Augustus "Gus" James Ulysses Jaspert is a British diplomat and the current Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
Early life and education
He studied History and German at the University of Edinburgh, and in 2015 was awarded a master's degree with distinction in International Security and Strategy from King's College London
From 2001 to 2007 Jaspert worked for Surrey County Council as Lead Manager for Children’s Services. He then spent two years at HM Treasury as part of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, followed by three years at the Home Office as Head of Drugs and Alcohol and Head of Policing.
From 2012 to 2014 he worked at 10 Downing Street as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, after which he spent a year studying at the Royal College of Defence Studies, an institution which grooms public servants who "have the potential to reach the highest ranks".
He then spent two years in the Cabinet Office as Director of Security and Intelligence, National Security Secretariat, before taking up his present appointment as Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
Jaspert was sworn in as Governor of the British Virgin Islands on 22 August 2017.
Jaspert is married to Millie Jaspert (nee Kilpatrick) and the father of two children. He is a member of the Anglican church.