Governor’s Message


lisa-phillipsThe 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.

Contact details:
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





4 thoughts on “Governor’s Office, St Helena

  1. Hi
    I’m a Korean(South) primary school boy and 11 years old.
    I have been interested in the postage stamps of your country and want to buy them.
    Please send me the catalogues, brochures or pamphlets concerning St.Helena stamps.

    My mailing address is as follows.

    Jo Taeguen(MY NAME)
    Greenpark Apt. 508-ho
    1560-14 Sinjeong-1-dong, Nam-gu
    Ulsan, 680-827, South Korea


  2. To any kind Saint Helenan,
    I stopped at your wonderful island 1962-3 as a highlight in a sailing voyage around the world in a 30foot Tahiti Ketch. Mr & Mrs Talbot-Phibbs were serving in your government then, in a major role it seemed. I got to know them elsewhere in later years. I gave evening talks to the populace. I feasted on the valley of watercress. Still remember climbing up the lookout station’s flag pole to fix the sheave at the top so the island flag could again be seen for miles around snapping in the South East Tradewinds.
    Is there any one who could help me locate information about the Talbot Phibbs?
    James Cotton, 6595 Pine Valley Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA, tele: 707 539 1894.


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