Anthony James "Tony" Longrigg, CMG
Former Governor of Montserrat
Anthony Longrigg is a British diplomat and was Governor of Montserrat from 2001 - 2004.
Early life and education
Anthony Longrigg was born on 21 April 1944 in the United Kingdom.
He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972, and was posted in Moscow and Madrid. He was Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory from 1995 to 1997.
In 2003, a petition signed by 200 people in Montserrat, called upon the British government to sack Longrigg as Governor, stating that his policies were ruining the economy of the territory. Longrigg had prevented some citizens from returning to certain areas of the territory threatened by volcanic eruption, a decision he made based on scientific advice provided by the Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Honours and awards
Longrigg was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 1992 New Year Honours while at the British Embassy in Moscow
Longrigg is married to Jane Rosa Cowlin.