New Governor Appointed for Montserrat
Andrew Pearce OBE has been appointed Governor of Montserrat in succession to MsÂ Elizabeth Carriere, who will be leaving the Diplomatic Service to take up a post in the privateÂ sector. Mr Pearce will take up his appointment during January 2018 and will be accompaniedÂ by his wife, Pornpun.
Mr Pearce joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after a period engaged in scientificÂ research. He has had overseas postings in Bangkok, Bucharest, Pretoria, Tel Aviv and, mostÂ recently, as Charge dâ€™Affaires (Acting Ambassador) in Vilnius, Lithuania. Home postings haveÂ involved work on FCO estate security matters, arms control and bilateral issues in southern
Europe, including Gibraltar. He has been involved in the UK Government response to severalÂ natural and man-made crises. He is a keen hiker in his spare time.
Ms Carriere has welcomed Mr Pearceâ€™s appointment. She said,Â â€œI am delighted to learn of Mr Pearceâ€™s appointment. I know that he and his wife will beÂ welcomed to Montserrat with the same warmth that I have been. He brings with him aÂ wealth of experience that I am sure will be of huge benefit to Montserrat. I am also sureÂ that, with his love of the outdoors, he will quickly come to love Montserrat as much as IÂ have. I wish him and his wife happiness and success here.â€
Full name: Andrew John Pearce OBE
Married to: Pornpun Pearce
2017 â€“ present Vilnius, ChargÃ© dâ€™Affaires
2015 â€“ 2016 FCO, Director of Security, FCO Services
2009 â€“ 2015 FCO, Head of Security, Estates and Security Directorate
2004 â€“ 2008 Bangkok, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
2000 â€“ 2003 Bucharest, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
1996 â€“ 2000 Pretoria, Head, Economic and Trade Policy Team
1992 â€“ 1996 Tel Aviv, Head, Press and Political Section
1990 â€“ 1992 FCO, Head, Gibraltar and Iberian Section, Southern European Department, Europe Directorate
1988 â€“ 1990 FCO, Head, Chemical and Biological Weapons Negotiating Team, Arms Control and Disarmament Department