Guide to Women in Leadership
Tristan da Cunha
Since 1938 a Dependency of St.Helena (United Kingdom Dependency), with around 300 inhabitants. In 1961 all the inhabitants were evacuated to United Kingdom during a volcanic eruption. After they returned after two years universal suffrage was introduced to a 8 member Island Council where one of the members has to be a woman
1932-19.. "Head Woman" Frances Repetto
The Head-Women was chairwomen of the Women's Council, which was (concerned with the welfare of women and children. She was the mother of one of the Head Men of the Islands
1988-91 Chief Islander Anne Green
2003-07 Chief Islander and Leader of the Island Council
2003 Acting Administrator (November-December)
2004 Acting Administrator (06.03-26.05)
2010-13 Member of the Island Council
As Acting Administrator she was the representative of the British Governor of St. Helena, and in 2004 she acted in the interim between the resignation of the former and arrival of the new Administrator. Appointed as Member of the Iscland Council in 2007. Her brother, James Glass, was Chief Islander from 1994. Married to Joseph Green.
Circa 1995-2007 and 2013- Member of the Island Council Joanne Green
In 1998 there was three female Councillors.
2003-07 Member of the Island Council Carlene Glass Green
2003-10 Member of the Island Council Marion Green
2003-07 Member of the Island Council Amanda Swain
2003-07 Member of the Island Council Dilys Green
Member of the Island
Council Lorraine Repetto
2013 Acting Chief Islander
2015 Acting Administrator and Chief Islander
She acted during the absence from the island of the officeholders.
2007- Member of the Island Council Iris Green
2007-10 Member of the Island Council Lillie Carlene Swain
2010-13 Member of the Island Council Beverley Repetto
2013- Member of the Island Council Beverley Swain
Member of the Island
From 2013 5 female and 4 male members of the council.
2016- Non-resident Governor Lisa Phillips
Former official at the British Department for International Development.
Last update 21.01.16