Governor of Anguilla

The Governor of Anguilla is the representative of the monarch in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government. The Governor is the highest authority on Anguilla, but daily business is handled by local Anguillan elected officials.[1] The main role of the Governor is to appoint the Premier of Anguilla.

Governor of Anguilla
Coat of arms of Anguilla
Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam
since 18 January 2021
StyleHer Excellency
ResidenceGovernment House, Anguilla
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
First holderCharles Godden
WebsiteOffice of the Governor
Standard of the Governor of Anguilla

The Governor's official residence is Government House at Old Ta. The Governor has her own flag: the Union Flag defaced with the Coat of Arms of Anguilla.

The current Governor is Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, who was sworn in on 18 January 2021.[2]

List of governors of Anguilla

  • 1982–83: Charles Henry Godden
  • 1983–87: Alastair Turner Baillie
  • 1987–89: Geoffrey Owen Whittaker
  • 1989–92: Brian George John Canty
  • 1992–95: Alan William Shave
  • 1995–96: Alan Hoole
  • 1996–2000: Robert Harris
  • 2000–04: Peter Johnstone
  • 2004–06: Alan Huckle
  • 2006–09: Andrew George
  • 2009–13: Alistair Harrison
  • 2013–17: Christina Scott
  • 2017–20: Tim Foy
  • 2021–present: Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam

See also

  • List of colonial governors and administrators of Anguilla


  1. Treaster, Joseph B. (17 April 1988). "For Anguilla, Tie to London Is Prosperity". New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. "Governor breaks into prayer at swearing-in ceremony". The Anguillian. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
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