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Press Release Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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FCO: Change of Governor of the Falklands Islands

Foreign Office press release

Mr Colin Roberts CVO has been appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands in succession to Mr Nigel Robert Haywood CVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Roberts will take up his appointment during April 2014.

Mr Roberts joined the FCO in 1989. He is currently Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia having served as Director for the Overseas Territories from 2008-2012. His FCO career has covered a wide range of roles including European Union affairs, security policy, Eastern Europe and the Far East as well as the Overseas Territories.

On his appointment as Governor of the Falkland Islands, Mr Roberts has said "I'm delighted to be appointed as Governor of the Falkland Islands and HM Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. I am a great admirer of the achievements of the people of the Falkland Islands. I look forward to working with the community and their elected representatives for a secure and prosperous future."



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