CBE for Governor Lisa Phillips
Governor Lisa Phillips has been awarded a CBE for her services to international development.
The Governor received the award from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on 7 December 2017. Governor Lisa received the honour for her work in championing the role of women and girls in Kenya during her time as Head of the Kenya division for the Department for International Development (DFID).
Ms Phillips is the 68th Governor of St Helena Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, and the first ever female to take on the role. She was sworn in on 25 April 2016.
Handed out twice a year as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours and New Year Honours List, the prestigious awards represent different ranks in the Order of the British Empire. A Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) is awarded for having a prominent role in an area of work, or for a distinguished, innovative contribution to an area.
Governor Lisa commented:
“I was humbled to receive a CBE from HRH The Prince of Wales. I was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to collect it. St Helena Airport made that possible. In presenting the honour to me, Prince Charles asked me about my work in international development, particularly in Kenya. He also asked me about being the Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. I said ‘I loved it!’”