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First Female & First Black Governor Appointed In Bermuda

Rena Lalgie will be appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, becoming the first Black person and first female to hold the post in the island’s 400 year history.

Bermuda — a self-governing British Overseas Territory — elects our own leaders, however also has a Governor, who is appointed by the United Kingdom.

A Government spokesperson said, “Ms. Rena Lalgie has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr. John Rankin CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms. Lalgie will take up her appointment during December 2020.

On her appointment as Governor to Bermuda, Ms. Lalgie has said “I am immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor. The island rightly has a reputation as a beautiful place to live and a great environment in which business can flourish. It is a first-class legal jurisdiction with some of the highest international standards in combatting financial crime.

“I am conscious that this announcement is being made in challenging times; as Bermuda looks to the future, I will work in earnest with the elected Government, through the exercise of my duties, to support and promote the island’s strengths and resilience. My family and I are looking forward to contributing fully to life in Bermuda as we get to know the people and culture.”

Curriculum Vitae

2016 – Present HM Treasury, Director of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

2015 – 2016 UK Trade and Investment, Director of Operations, Trade Group

2013 – 2015 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Deputy Director Industrial Strategy

2010 – 2013 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Deputy Director, Information Economy and Cyber Security

2008 – 2010 Better Regulation Executive, Deputy Director, Domestic Affairs and Public Sector

2007 – 2008 HM Treasury, Head of Counter-Terrorism and Security Review

2007 – 2015 Justice of the Peace [Central London Bench]

2006 – 2007 Cabinet Office, Civil Contingencies Ssecretariat, Team Leader, Strategic Planning

2004 – 2006 HM Treasury, Head of Criminal Justice System and Crime Branch

2003 – 2004 HM Treasury, Drugs and Organised Crime and Policy Analyst

2003 – Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Drugs Policy Analyst

2001 – 2003 Home Office, Young People Substance Misuse Policy Adviser

1998 – 2001 Short-term posts and internships at Commonwealth Institute, FCO, Home Office and No 10



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