Administrator of the Pitcairn Islands

The Administrator of the Pitcairn Islands is the de facto Chair of the Island Council. The officeholder represents the interests of the Governor.

As a British overseas territory the head of state is Charles III, with the Governor of the Pitcairn Islands appointed by the British government to act as his local representative. However, as the Governor of the Pitcairn Islands is also the British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, an Administrator is appointed as the Governor's representative on the island.

However, Pitcairn is largely autonomous, and most power is exercised not by officials appointed by the British government, but rather by the locally elected Mayor and Island Council.

The first and inaugural Administrator is His Honour Alan Richmond, who took up the office in November 2014.[1] In August 2018 Nicholas Kennedy become the second Administrator.[2]

List of administrators of the Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands
No. Name
Portrait Tenure Notes Governor of Pitcairn Monarch
From Until
1 Alan Richmond
November 2014 May 2016
Jonathan Sinclair

Elizabeth II
2 Robin Shackell [3]
May 2016 August 2016 Temporary administrator
3 Nicola Hebb [4]
September 2016 August 2018

Laura Clarke
4 Nicholas Kennedy [5]
August 2018 December 2020
5 Mark Tomlinson [6]
January 2021 February 2022
6 Alasdair Hamilton [6][7]
February 2022 April 2022
7 Colin Leeman [8]
April 2022 June 2022 Temporary administrator
Iona Thomas
8 Stephen Twaites [9]
June 2022 July 2022 Temporary administrator
9 Tim Moody [9]
July 2022 Incumbent Temporary administrator
10 Simon Bull [9]
October 2022 November 2022 Upcoming temporary administrator
11 Steve Townsend [9]
December 2022 Upcoming administrators
Job share
Fiona Kilpatrick [9]


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