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Barbados recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, while an appointed Governor-General serves as the Queen's representative in Barbados. To date, six men and one woman have served as Governor-General.
Elliot Belgrave
H.E. Sir Philip Marlowe GREAVES
Acting Governor-General: 30 June 2017 - present
Biography
Former Governors-General

1
Sir John Stow

Sir John Montague STOW
Governor-General: 30 November 1966 - 18 May 1967

Biography

2
Sir Winston Scott

Sir Arleigh Winston SCOTT
Governor-General: 18 May 1967 - 9 August 1976*

Biography

Sir William Douglas

Sir William Randolph DOUGLAS
Governor-General (Acting): 9 August 1976 - 17 November 1976

Biography

3
Sir Deighton Ward

Sir Deighton Lisle WARD
Governor-General: 17 November 1976 - 9 January 1984*

Biography

Sir William Douglas

Sir William Randolph DOUGLAS
Governor-General (Acting): 10 January 1984 - 24 Febraury 1984

Biography

4
Sir Hugh Worrell

Sir Hugh Worrell SPRINGER
Governor-General: 24 February 1984 - 6 June 1990*

Biography

5
Dame Nita Barrow

Dame Ruth Nita BARROW
Governor-General: 6 June 1990 - 19 December 1995*

Biography

6
Sir Clifford Husbands

Sir Clifford Staughan HUSBANDS
Governor-General: 1 June 1996 - 31 October 2011*

Biography

Sir Elliott Belgrave

The Hon. Elliott Fitzroy BELGRAVE
Governor-General (acting): 1 November 2011 - 30 May 2012

Biography

Sandra Mason

Madame Justice Sandra MASON
Governor-General (acting): 30 May 2012 - 1 June 2012

Biography


7

Sir Elliott Belgrave

The Hon. Elliott Fitzroy BELGRAVE
Governor-General: 1 June 2012 - 30 June 2017

Biography | Throne Speeches
* Died in office
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