Chief Executive Officer Appointment

The Government is pleased to announce that Helen Havercroft has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in succession to James Jansen. Helen will start her new role in June following a handover period. Speaking following her appointment, Helen said: “I am looking forward to meeting all the team and learning from them and our diverse range of stakeholders about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead”.

The Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, His Excellency Nigel Phillips CBE said: “I am delighted that Helen has accepted this appointment following a highly competitive application process. Helen brings with her extensive experience from within the public sector which will be a real asset to the Government. We look forward to welcoming her to the islands next month.”

Helen, who comes from a background at HM Revenue and Customs, has latterly led regeneration and change initiatives with a Council Authority in the UK. Helen comes to the Falklands and South Georgia for the first time with her 2 children and partner, Nathan.