The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have announced that the current head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Kenya, Lisa Phillips, has been appointed as Governor of St Helena, and non-resident Governor of Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.
She will replace Mark Capes, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment with Lisa taking up her appointment in St Helena during April 2016.
Lisa has been the Head of the Kenya division of the Department of International Development since 2013 and announced her latest appointment to her followers on Twitter.
So excited to share with my Twitter followers where my next job is. Such a privilege! https://t.co/BNFqB2sKBD
— Lisa Phillips (@lisaphillips07) January 20, 2016
The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Healey Tweeted his congratulations too along with other well wishers.
So proud of you Lisa! https://t.co/9QSS0wxkID
— Nic Hailey (@HCNicHailey) January 20, 2016
During her time in Kenya, the DFID’s programme has worked to improve health, increase the quality of education, reduce vulnerability among Kenya’s most disadvantaged, and act as a catalyst in private sector growth to create more jobs for young people.
We would like to wish Lisa all the very best in her new role and thank her for her outstanding achievements while in her current role here in Kenya.