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Silva to replace Arkley as Deputy Governor

Governor George Fergusson has announced that he will have a new deputy as of December this year.

Ginny Silva, a career diplomat, is to replace David Arkley as Deputy Governor.

Ms Silva joined the Diplomatic Service in 1987 having worked previously for Leicestershire County Council and the UK Immigration Service.

“Ms Silva has served in a number of roles in various overseas postings, most notably as Deputy Governor of Pitcairn while she was simultaneously First Secretary at the British High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand and then subsequently British Consul-General in Auckland, New Zealand.

“Ms Silva has also served in Mauritius, Luxembourg, South Korea and Pakistan and has worked on UN, Consular and Information Technology issues within the FCO in London,” a Government press release stated.

She has two children and is engaged to be married to her long-term partner Mel Ferson.

Ms Silva said: “I am very much looking forward to my posting to Bermuda. I have enjoyed my previous roles working with UK Overseas Territories and I hope this experience will help me settle quickly into this new role. My family and I are looking forward to getting to know Bermuda and the people of Bermuda when we arrive at the end of the year.”

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Published June 28, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm)

Silva to replace Arkley as Deputy Governor

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