Her Excellency the Governor, Elizabeth Carriere, has decided to leave her post to take up a new career opportunity in Africa.
The Governor’s Office said on Friday in a release that Governor Carriere will leave her post six months before her three-year term comes to an end. She is expected to leave Montserrat in early January 2018 to take up a senior position with an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) to work in Africa on programmes related to development, social justice and gender equality.
Speaking of her new appointment and her departure from Montserrat, she said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my work as Governor of Montserrat and am grateful for the opportunity to work in this role and in this special place. Montserrat will always remain close to my heart.
“However, I have to look forward to what comes next after my role here. My next appointment will return me to Africa to work in areas of development that are of great importance to me – social justice, economic empowerment and gender equality. But the latest I can take up this position is January 2018. Sadly, this means that I will have to leave Montserrat early, before my three year term is completed. I am making arrangements to leave the UK Civil Service and take up this position by the beginning of 2018. I will be able to say more about this nearer the time.”
The process of selecting the next Governor has begun and Ms Carriere will work closely with her successor to ensure a good handover, and hopes that progress continues in the important areas of her work.