Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Appointment to the Post of Deputy Governor

In the beginning of this week, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald took office as Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands. She was appointed to this post by the Queen in late August, and is the second woman and the fourth Virgin Islander to take the post of Deputy Governor since it was established in 1977.

Mrs. V. Inez Archibald has had a long career in the public and private sectors, as the former CEO of J.S. Archibald & Co., the Director of J.S. Archibald Trust Services, and Managing Director of a property development company Jipfa Investments Ltd. She has also served as a member and chairman of the Public Service Commission, as a member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, the Income Tax Appeal Board and the Board of the Family Support Network. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College in Florida, a Master's Degree in Religion from Stetson University in Florida, and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Emory University in Georgia.

In this post Mrs. Archibald succeeds Ms. Dancia Penn, which was appointed as Deputy Governor of BVI in September 2004. In the interim between Ms. Penn and Mrs. Archibald’s substantive appointments, former Deputy Governor Mr. Elton Georges was re-appointed by BVI Governor David Pearey in March 2007, to replace Mrs. Dancia Penn.

As the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Archibald will assist the Governor in the exercise of various functions. During her first day in the Deputy Governor's office, she met with his Excellency the Governor David Pearey, and was introduced to the office staff.

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