Nigel Phillips CBE from the Falklands to governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Mr. Nigel Phillips CBE, lately governor of the Falkland Islands has been appointed Governor of St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha in succession to Dr. Philip Rushbrook. Mr. Phillips will take in his appointment in August 2022.
The incoming St Helena governor is married to Emma Phillips and feature a daughter. Since 2017 he has been governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. He is a Royal Air Force Commissioned Officer who in 2016/2017, used to be appointed to the United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the EU as deputy army consultant. 2014/2016 MOD, head of Russian Strategic Studies, in 2013/2014 Member of the Royal College of Defense Studies; 2012, Language coaching in Russian, Defense Academy; 2010/2012, Defense Attaché in Warsaw and 2003/2007, Defense Attaché in Stockholm; 2007/2009, Defense College of Communications and Information Systems.
In the Falkland Islands, Mr Nigel Phillips might be changed by way of Ms. Alison Blake CMG, who might be take in her appointment as the primary girl governor of the Falklands throughout July 2022. She is the previous ambassador in Kabul from 2019 to 2021.
The appointment of Mr Nigel Phillips coincides with a unencumber from the St Helena Statistics Office with estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Income (GNI) for the 2020/21 monetary 12 months, at the side of revisions for some previous years.
GDP is a measure of the entire price of all of the items and products and services produced on St Helena, and for 2020/21 it’s estimated to had been £39.2 million, or £8,690 in step with particular person. GNI, a measure of the entire source of revenue of all financial devices resident on St Helena, is estimated to had been £39.7 million, or £8,770 in step with particular person.
When worth inflation is taken under consideration, general GDP is estimated to have grown by way of 2.4% in comparison to the former 12 months, but if inhabitants adjustments also are taken under consideration, GDP in step with capita higher by way of 3.4%.
The sector with the largest share building up within the quantity of products and products and services produced in 2020/21 in comparison to the former 12 months used to be Government and Public Administration, which contains Health and Education Services. This used to be most likely a results of the extra sources equipped by way of the United Kingdom Government to strengthen the Health Service and to make different preparations based on the COVID-19 pandemic, together with the improvement of quarantine amenities.
The quantity of process within the Construction sector additionally grew, by way of 8.4%, additionally most likely because of the extra building process wanted for the COVID-19 reaction, and likewise as a result of the higher funding throughout the Economic Development and Investment Program (EDIP).
The sectors with the largest share lower within the quantity of products and products and services produced in 2020/21 in comparison to the former 12 months had been Accommodation and Food Services (-39.9%), an instantaneous results of the drop in world passenger site visitors brought about by way of COVID-19 restrictions, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-32.1%), most likely a results of the closure of the St Helena Fisheries Corporation and the lack to procedure fish for export. But the Statistical Bulletin additionally notes that those are two of the smallest sectors, accounting for not up to 3% of GDP.