Governor’s Message

Welcome to the St Helena Government website. Whether you are an Islander, visitor, or investor, please browse and find out about the work we do to serve our communities.

Credit: UK Gov

St Helena, together with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, forms a single UK Overseas Territory. We are three unique and precious island groups in the South Atlantic.

The role of the Governor is defined by the Constitution.  Based in Jamestown, I discharge this duty on behalf of the people of the Territory by working closely with our island’s elected government, public servants, the private sector, and the UK Government.  Promoting good governance and sustainable development are two of my top priorities.

I invite you to experience for yourself the remarkable riches of these very special places.

Nigel Phillips CBE, Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha