Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the British Virgin Islands (Female Suffrage 1951 as part of Leeward and Windward Islands) British Colony
Also see British Virgin Islands Parliament
circa 1971-78 Attorney General Paula F. Beaubrun
Member of the Legislative Council. -1968- Magistrate, Registrar and Provost Marshall of West Indies Associated States Supreme Court, resident in Montserrat
1975-ca.83 Clerk to the Executive
Council Y. McKentney
1979 Acting Attorney-General Ms. Hammilton-Gayle
Member of the legislative Council
1983 Government Clerk Ms. Borde
Clerk of the Legislative Council 1971-83
1983-2000 Government Clerk Phyllis
1998-2002 Peridodically Acting Deputy Governor
2002 Acting Deputy Governor (05.10-14.10.02)
Acted as Deputy Governor on various occasions, while the Deputy Governor served as Governor in the absence of the Governor. She is former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works and Executive Director of the BVI International Finance Centre and now Director of BVI London Office. She is married to Opposition leader the Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith.
1992-99 Attorney-General Dancia Penn-Sallah
2004-07 Deputy Governor
2006 Acting Governor (10-18.04)
2007-11 Deputy Preimer and Minister of Health and Social Development
As Attorney General she was ex-officio member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council. Acting governor on different occations but in 2006 she acted in the interim between two governors. Acting Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2007 and member of the Legislative Assembly from 2007. (b. 1951-).
1997-2000 Minister for Health,
Education, Culture and Welfare Eileene L.S. Parsons
1999-2000 Deputy Chief Minister
2005-07 Minister for Natural Resources and Labour
Eileene Parsons was member of the Legislative Council 1995-2000 as one of the two first women elected to political office. Member of the House of Assembly again 2003-07 and Deputy Speaker 2003-05.
Acting Deputy Governor Lisa E. Penn-Lettsome (January-September)
She was Permanent Secretary for Administration until her retirement in 2004.
2007-10 Attorney General Kathleen Quartey
Formerly Attorney in Washington in USA and Chief State Attorney for the Ministry of Justice in Accra in her native Ghana in 1999-2007. As Attorney General she is ex-officio member of the Executive Council and the National Assembly. (b. 1953-).
2008- Deputy Governor Vivian Inez Archibald
2010 Acting Governor (7-20. August)
2014 Acting Governor (1-15. August)
Former member and Chairperson of the BVI Public Service Commission, the BVI Judicial and Legal Services Commission, the BVI Income Tax Appeal Board and the Family Support Network and Speaker of the Legislative Council 2003-07.
2015- Juinior Minister Alvera Maduro-Caines
Last update 25.07.15