Rena Lalgie Appointed As The New Governor

June 12, 2020 | 25 Comments

Rena Lalgie has been appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, with Ms Lalgie saying she is  ”immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor.”

A Government spokesperson said, “Ms. Rena Lalgie has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr. John Rankin CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms. Lalgie will take up her appointment during December 2020.

On her appointment as Governor to Bermuda, Ms. Lalgie has said “I am immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor. The island rightly has a reputation as a beautiful place to live and a great environment in which business can flourish. It is a first-class legal jurisdiction with some of the highest international standards in combatting financial crime.

“I am conscious that this announcement is being made in challenging times; as Bermuda looks to the future, I will work in earnest with the elected Government, through the exercise of my duties, to support and promote the island’s strengths and resilience. My family and I are looking forward to contributing fully to life in Bermuda as we get to know the people and culture.”

Rena Lalgie Bermuda June 12 2020

Curriculum Vitae

2016 – Present HM Treasury, Director of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

2015 – 2016 UK Trade and Investment, Director of Operations, Trade Group

2013 – 2015 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Deputy Director Industrial Strategy

2010 – 2013 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Deputy Director, Information Economy and Cyber Security

2008 – 2010 Better Regulation Executive, Deputy Director, Domestic Affairs and Public Sector

2007 – 2008 HM Treasury, Head of Counter-Terrorism and Security Review

2007 – 2015 Justice of the Peace [Central London Bench]

2006 – 2007 Cabinet Office, Civil Contingencies Ssecretariat, Team Leader, Strategic Planning

2004 – 2006 HM Treasury, Head of Criminal Justice System and Crime Branch

2003 – 2004 HM Treasury, Drugs and Organised Crime and Policy Analyst

2003 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Drugs Policy Analyst

2001 – 2003 Home Office, Young People Substance Misuse Policy Adviser

1998 – 2001 Short-term posts and internships at Commonwealth Institute, FCO, Home Office and No 10

The appointment of Ms Lalgie will mark the first time in Bermuda history we have a female Governor, and also the first time we will have a Black Governor. Ms. Lalgie will take up her appointment in December 2020.

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  1. Donderered says:

    Wow, she has some serious experience!

  2. Scott says:

    immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor.”
    Interesting that she identifies as female before black. In any case, she will be a refreshing change. I wish her the best as Governor.

    • imjustsaying says:

      So what. Maybe she like some in Bermuda don’t see race in everything. SMH!

    • saud says:

      “Interesting that she identifies as female before black. ”

      OMG, what is wrong with you?

    • I miss your point Scott says:

      She can identify as she wishes and doesn’t need your perspective or approval.

      I wish this very talented PERSON the very best and hope she brings an enlightened approach to our lovely Island.

  3. Very Impressive Governor says:

    Congratulations incoming Governor Lalgie.

    Your CV is super impressive and stacked with really relevant experience to Bermuda and which will be very needed as we navigate the uncertain waters of the post Covid-19 pandemic.

    Welcome!

  4. Mixitup says:

    Shocked is not the word!! Sadly, never in my lifetime would I have thought. The island is excited to Welcome you Governor Lalgie !

  5. OntheRock says:

    I am too proud to be a woman in this time. The first female black woman as Governor of Bermuda.

    • saud says:

      “I am too proud to be a woman in this time.”

      I guess you’re a man then?

  6. bluenose says:

    Welcome!

  7. ROGER LAMBERT says:

    PLEASED the deciders on who is the governor of Bermuda chose Governor to Be Mrs. Lalgie, A Multi Experienced Lady & A Black Lady. I believe the Governor Deciders have been studying Bermuda, its people makeup & its financial position in the world.
    She may be able to indirectly help Bermuda in those 2 and indirectly help Bermudians to be more open to Independence thus it could come sooner than not ever! THANK YOU THE GOVERNOR DECIDERS!
    HAPPY HEROES DAY & WEEKEND ALL

  8. saud says:

    ” I believe the Governor Deciders have been studying Bermuda, its people makeup & its financial position in the world.”

    Of course you do. Like most Bermudians, you think you’re special, and contribute to the rest of humanity. You don’t. You have pink sand and homophobia.

  9. Trying to understand says:

    It is difficult to understand how any small nation, like Bermuda, would allow itself to be overseen by a colonial power when it has the absolute choice to terminate the arrangement at any time. It is incredibly hypocritical of any government to abhor the attachment, but yet fail to openly express their views and exercise their views for fear of losing a general election or referendum.

    • saud says:

      “It is difficult to understand how any small nation, like Bermuda, would allow itself to be overseen by a colonial power”

      Sorry, if you don’t understand this, I don’t think any explanation would serve you.

      • The Saint says:

        Lets get real here. Bermuda is not a “small nation”. Bermuda has just over 70,000 people spread over 20 square miles. Small nation? It’s a town. Bermuda is currently sitting on debt of over $2.6 billion and if it were to go independent this figure would rise considerably. Don’t believe me? Then follow the self serving advocates of independence, just be sure to have the begging bowl handy.

  10. Rod L says:

    Congratulations to future Governor Lalgie and my best wishes that her tenure is a great one for all Bermuda’s stakeholders.

    I am especially impressed with her background in investigating financial crime, especially money laundering, illegal funding, etc.

    Will this be a case of careful what you wish, you might just get it and some?

    • saud says:

      “I am especially impressed with her background in investigating financial crime, especially money laundering, illegal funding, etc.”

      Like T & C…we know why she’s here :)

  11. Warwick West says:

    Timely. Welcomed.

  12. shirl says:

    Congratulation and Welcome Mrs.Lalgie this is great

  13. Jevon says:

    As my grandmother has told me, it doesn’t make a difference if she/he is black. We need independence from Britain. How much longer do we want to be British subjects? We pay them taxes, we don’t want/ask for anything to run our country I return. It’s been time to leave the cuddling of our mother nation, and blaze our own trail.

  14. Hope Berg says:

    Congratulations. I wish you the best.

  15. Kathy says:

    Her experience perfectly positions the UK to now force the issue of opening our Company registers….?

    NEVER, until the UK and the US are prepared to open theirs.

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