New Deputy Governor sworn in

  • The new Deputy Governor: Alison Crocket (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    The new Deputy Governor: Alison Crocket (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A British career diplomat was sworn in yesterday as the island’s second woman Deputy Governor.

Alison Crocket takes over from Ginny Ferson, who is moving on to a Foreign Office post in Indonesia.

Ms Crocket is delighted to be given the chance to work in Bermuda and was stunned by the island’s beauty.

She said: “I am committed to serving this island to the best of my ability.”

Ms Crocket was the head of the Foreign Office’s Anti-Corruption Unit, based in London.

She also has experience in counter-narcotics work, justice reform, international organised crime and HIV prevention.

Ms Crocket thanked her predecessor for her support.

She said: “I have big shoes to fill and I will do my best to match her professionalism and dedication.

“As the second female Deputy Governor, I will continue to contribute where I can and to continue to celebrate equality and diversity.”

Ms Crocket was sworn in by John Rankin, the Governor, at a ceremony at Government House.

Mr Rankin thanked Ms Ferson for her work, which included helping to safeguard children and promotion of women’s concerns.

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Published Jul 26, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 8:07 am)

New Deputy Governor sworn in

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