Change of Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha

Dr Philip Rushbrook is to succeed Lisa Honan as Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in May 2019.

Dr Philip Edward Rushbrook

Dr Philip Rushbrook has been appointed Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in succession to Lisa Honan, who will be returning to the UK. Dr Rushbrook is expected to take up his appointment in Jamestown, St Helena during May 2019.


Full name: Dr Philip Edward Rushbrook

Married to: Janis

Children: Two

2018 to 2019The Confederation of Service Charities, Director of Governance Support, London (secondment from Ministry of Defence)
2014 to 2018Ministry of Defence, Chief Officer & Deputy Administrator (Deputy Governor), Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri & Dhekelia and Command Secretary, British Forces Cyprus
2013 to 2014Cabinet Office, National Security Secretariat, Foreign and Defence Policy Directorate, Programme Implementation Director, Afghan Interpreters UK Resettlement Programme
2011 to 2013FCO, Turks & Caicos Islands, Governor’s Office, Deputy Head of Mission and Director of Strategy, Government Reform and Economic Recovery Programme
2008 to 2011Home Office, Deputy International Director, International Directorate
2008UN/World Health Organisation, Specialist Advisor in Darfur, Sudan (secondment from Cabinet Office)
2007 to 2008Cabinet Office, Service Director, Departmental IT Development Programme
2005 to 2007HM Treasury, Office of Government Commerce, Review Director, Organisational Reform Review and Divisional Director, Knowledge, Innovation, Standards and Skills Division
2001 to 2005Cabinet Office, Head, Public Sector Reform Team
1993 to 2001UN/World Health Organization, Europe Region, Regional Advisor for Environment and Health, Nancy, France and Rome, Italy
1992 to 1993Bechtel Limited, Senior Specialist, Environmental Engineering Management Unit, London
1990 to 1992Gibb Environmental, Principal Consultant, Oxfordshire
1982 to 1990UK Atomic Energy Authority, Waste Research Unit and New Ventures Team, Harwell Laboratory, Oxfordshire

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