The Governor’s Office – supporting good governance on St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
The Governor’s Office is located in the historic Castle, in Jamestown. The Head of the Governor’s Office is, like the Governor, a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service employed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.
The work of the Governor’s Office is wide-ranging. Its core role is to help the Governor to ensure good governance in the three Territories and to fulfil the specific responsibilities allocated to the Governor by the Constitution of each Territory. That involves: liaising with the Administrators on Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, colleagues in other Overseas Territories and in the FCO and other UK Government Departments; providing advice on procedures and senior public appointments; reporting on obligations attached to international treaties and conventions; and all internal and external security matters.
The Governor’s Office also administers all funds allocated to it. Such funding includes the Governor’s Delegated Fund, HM The Queen’s Jubilee Funds, Environmental Funds and FCO funding that supports the day to day running of the Office. Other duties include issuing UK visas to foreign nationals and providing FCO global travel advice.
Head of Governor’s Office (HoGO): Sean Burns
Office telephone: (00290) 22869
Manager of Governor’s Office (MoGO): Sandra Sim
Office telephone: (00290) 22308
PA/Governor: Linda Glanville
Office telephone: (00290) 22555