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The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in a British Overseas Territory. The Governor acts as the de facto Head of State and is usually responsible for appointing the Head of Government, and senior political positions in the territory. The Constitution gives the Governor certain responsibilities which include oversight for external affairs, defence and internal security, administration of the Courts, and the terms and conditions of public officers.  By tradition the Governor is also Head of the Public Service.   He is also the Chairman of Cabinet and the National Security Council.  The laws of the Virgin Islands also pass to the Governor certain responsibilities in relation to elections, disaster preparedness, and the prison amongst other matters. 
Current Governor
Roosevelt Skerrit
H.E. Augustus JASPERT
Governor: 22 August 2017 - incumbent
Biography
Former Governors

Derek George CUDMORE, CBE
Governor: 1972 - 29 Jul 1974

Biography

Walter Wilkinson WALLACE, CVO, CBE
Governor: 29 Jul 1974 - Oct 1978

Biography

James Alfred DAVIDSON, OBE
Governor: 1978 - 1982

Biography

David Robert BARWICK
Governor: 1982 - 1986

Biography

Mark HERDMAN
Governor: 1986 - 1991

Biography

Peter PENFOLD
Governor: 14 Oct 1991 - 21 Jun 1995

Biography

David MACKILLIGIN
Governor: 2 Jun 1995 - 1998

Biography

Frank SAVAGE
Governor: 3 Jul 1998 - 14 Oct 2002

Biography | Throne Speeches

Elton GEORGES
Acting Governor: 5 Oct 2002 - 14 Oct 2002

Biography

Thomas Townley MACAN
Governor:14 Oct 2002 - 10 Apr 2006

Biography

Ruth Dancia PENN
Acting Governor: 1 Apr 2006 - 18 Apr 2006

Biography

David Dacre PEAREY
Governor: 18 Apl 2006 - 5 Aug 2010

Biography | Throne Speeches

V. Inez ARCHIBALD
Acting Governor: 5 Aug 2010 - 20 Aug 2010

Biography

William Boyd McCLEARY
Governor: 20 Aug 2010 - 1 Aug 2014

Biography | Throne Speeches

V. Inez ARCHIBALD
Acting Governor: 1 Aug 2014 - 15 Aug 2014

Biography

John DUNCAN, OBE
Governor: 15 Aug 2014 - 8 Aug 2017

Biography | Throne Speeches

Robert A. MATHAVIOUS
Acting Governor: 8 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017

Biography

Rosalie ADAMS
Acting Governor: 12 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017

Biography
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