|Elizabeth Anne Carriere, OBE
Former Governor of Montserrat
Elizabeth Anne Carriere is a senior British civil servant, and a former Governor of Montserrat.
Early life and education
She holds an MSc in public policy and management from the University of London and has done graduate work at the University of British Columbia Canada in the sociology of adult education, and at the University of Manitoba in anthropology.
Governor Carriere joined the Department of International Development (DFID) in 1999 and is currently Head of Office for DFID in Juba, South Sudan. During her career with DFID she has worked in a range of countries in Asia, the Caribbean and Africa. Ms Carriere held a number of senior positions in provincial governments in Canada before joining DFID.
In March 2015, it was announced that Carriere would succeed Adrian Davis as Governor of Montserrat. She is the second female governor after Deborah Barnes-Jones (2004–2007). Carriere was sworn in at Government House on 5 August 2015. She demitted office on 2 January 2018.
Her postings include the following:
01/09/2012 – present Head of DFID Office (Deputy Director), Juba, South Sudan
01/09/2009 - 31/08/2012 Head of DFID Office (Deputy Director), Kigali, Rwanda
20/06/2007 – 31/08/2009 Head of DFID Regional Caribbean Office, Bridgetown, Barbados; and UK Director Caribbean Development Bank
14/08/2005 – 19/06/2007 Interim DFID Country Representative (11/2006 – 06/2007); Deputy Country Representative/Senior Programme Manager 06/2005 – 11/2006), Dhaka, Bangladesh
04/11/2002 – 13/08/2005 Head of DFID Office, Kingston, Jamaica
15/06/1999 – 03/11/2002 Social Development Adviser, DFID, Jakarta, Indonesia
01/06/1996 – 01/06/1999 Gender Specialist, Consultant to Government of Indonesia, for Agriteam Canada, Jakarta, Indonesia
01/03/1994 – 01/04/1996 Executive Director, Policy and Planning, Ministry of Women’s Equality, Provincial Government of British Columbia; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
01/01/1989 – 28/02/1994 Consultant, Equity and Training; Graduate Student; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
03/01/1987 - 01/10/1988 Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Recreation; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
01/06/1980 – 01/01/1987 Director, Immigration and Settlement Branch, Government of Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Honours and awards
She was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015 for her work in South Sudan.