Governor Lisa Phillips departs St Helena on Sunday 31 July 2016, via Cape Town, for a short period of business and leave in the UK.  Returning to St Helena, the Governor will travel via Ascension – arriving there on Thursday 25 August 2016 for her first official visit to the Territory.  The Governor will depart Ascension on Monday 29 August, arriving at St Helena on Thursday 1 September 2016.

During the Governor’s absence, Deputy Governor Sean Burns – who returns to St Helena on Saturday 23 July following a period of leave – will become Acting Governor until Governor Phillips arrives at Ascension Island on Thursday 25 August.

Chief Secretary Roy Burke departs St Helena for Ascension Island on Monday 25 July 2016 and returns to the Island after a period of business and leave on Tuesday 4 October 2016.  During his absence from St Helena, Assistant Chief Secretary Gillian Francis will be sworn in as Acting Chief Secretary.

Attorney General Angelo Berbotto also departs St Helena on UK business and leave on Monday 25 July 2016, via Ascension Island.  On his departure from Ascension Island on Friday 29 July, Crown Counsel Aine Hurley will be sworn in as Acting Attorney General.  Returning to St Helena via Ascension Island (arriving there on Thursday 25 August), Angelo will re-assume his substantive role on arrival at Ascension.  He will arrive at St Helena on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Chief of Police Trevor Botting will depart St Helena on Monday 25 July and return on Wednesday 2 November 2016.  This trip is primarily business-focused as the Chief of Police is undertaking a review of Policing across the Territory. Trevor will spend 10 days on Ascension Island, working with his team and meeting AIG, the community and stakeholders as part of the review. He will also be visiting Tristan da Cunha to meet with the local community and Police Officers working on Tristan. In Trevor’s absence, Chief Inspector Steve Riley will be acting Chief of Police.


21 July 2016






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