Nigel Phillips

Air Commodore Nigel James Phillips, CBE (born 10 May 1963) is a British diplomat, former Royal Air Force officer and former Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.[1] He has served as Governor of Saint Helena since 13 August 2022.[2]

Nigel Phillips
Phillips in 2017
70th Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Assumed office
13 August 2022
MonarchsElizabeth II
Charles III
Chief MinisterJulie Thomas
Preceded byPhilip Rushbrook
Governor of the Falkland Islands
Commissioner for South Georgia and
the South Sandwich Islands
In office
12 September 2017  1 July 2022
MonarchsElizabeth II
Chief ExecutiveBarry Rowland
Andy Keeling
Preceded byColin Roberts
Succeeded byAlison Blake
Personal details
Born (1963-05-10) 10 May 1963
SpouseEmma Phillips
ChildrenKyrie Phillips
Alma materDurham University
King's College London
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceRoyal Air Force
Years of service1984-2017
RankAir Commodore

Career

Phillips joined the Royal Air Force in 1984 and went on to serve in various appointments, rising to the rank of Air Commodore.[1] From 1993 to 1997, he attended Durham University, graduating as a Master of Business Administration and in 2001 he gained a Masters in Defence Studies, Military, political and international issues from King's College London, where he was awarded a Cormorant Fellowship.[3] He went on to join the Defence Communication Services Agency as a Senior Staff Officer. Then in 2003 he was assigned to the British Embassy in Stockholm as the Defence Attaché.[1]

In 2007 Phillips left Stockholm to become the Deputy Commandant and Garrison Commander at the Defence College of Communications and Information Systems. Two years later, in 2009, Phillips was assigned to the British Embassy in Warsaw, again as the Defence Attaché.[1] Also in 2009, he was given the Master of Signals Award by the Royal Signals Institute.[3]

Phillips undertook Russian language training at the Defence Academy in 2012 and in 2014 he was appointed Head of Russian Strategic Studies and Wider Europe Policy at the Ministry of Defence.[1] He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2013 Birthday Honours[4] and in 2016 Phillips became the Deputy Military Representative to Her Majesty's Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels, under the Ministry of Defence.[1]

In June 2017 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that Phillips had been appointed the new Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, succeeding Colin Roberts on 12 September 2017.[1]

In April 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office announced his appointment as Governor of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.[5]

Honours


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Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Commander
  • Military Division
  • 2013 Birthday Honours
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK version of this medal
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK version of this medal
Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • with 1 clasp

References

  1. "Change of Governor of the Falklands Islands". www.gov.uk. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. "Arrival of new Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha". St Helena Government Press Office. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  3. "Nigel Phillips CBE". LinkedIn. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  4. "Order of the British Empire" (PDF). London Gazette. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. "Change of Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Mr Nigel Phillips CBE". FCDO. 4 April 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.


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