Governor of Montserrat

Governor of Montserrat

Coat of Arms of Montserrat
Elizabeth Carriere

since 5 August 2015
Style Her Excellency
Residence Government House, Montserrat
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
as Queen of the United Kingdom
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 1971
First holder Willoughby Harry Thompson
Website Office of the Governor
Standard of the Governor of Montserrat
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The Governor of Montserrat is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's overseas territory of Montserrat. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government. The main role of the Governor is to appoint the Chief Minister.

Elizabeth Carriere is the current Governor of Montserrat.

The Governor has her own flag in Montserrat, the Union Flag defaced with the territory's coat of arms. The official residence of the Governor is Government House, located in Woodlands.


In 2003, a petition signed by 200 people in Montserrat, called upon the British government to sack the resident Governor, at that time, Tony Longrigg, stating that his policies were ruining the economy of the territory. Longrigg had prevented some citizens from returning to certain areas of the territory threatened by volcanic eruption, a decision he made based on scientific advice provided by the Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Governors of Montserrat, 1971–present


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