|H.E. Andrew ohn Pearce, OBE
Governor of Montserrat
Andrew John Pearce is a British diplomat, who is the current Governor of Montserrat.
Pearce worked in scientific research before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1988. Since 1992, he has held postings in Tel Aviv, Pretoria, Bucharest, Bangkok and Vilnius.
In 2017, he was made chargé d'affaires of the British embassy in Lithuania.
In December 2017, the FCO announced that Pearce would succeed Elizabeth Carriere as Governor of Montserrat in February 2018.
His postings include:
2017 – 22018 Vilnius, Chargé d’Affaires
2015 – 2016 FCO, Director of Security, FCO Services
2009 – 2015 FCO, Head of Security, Estates and Security Directorate
2004 – 2008 Bangkok, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
2000 – 2003 Bucharest, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
1996 – 2000 Pretoria, Head, Economic and Trade Policy Team
1992 – 1996 Tel Aviv, Head, Press and Political Section
1990 – 1992 FCO, Head, Gibraltar and Iberian Section, Southern European Department, Europe Directorate
1988 – 1990 FCO, Head, Chemical and Biological Weapons Negotiating Team, Arms Control and Disarmament Department
Honours and awards
He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for his work as head of security for the FCO's Estates and Security Directorate.
He is married to wife Pornpun Pearce and is the father of two children.