Sean Burns will return for a second post as Adminstrator of Tristan da Cunha after the departure of Alex Mitham in October 2016.

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Press Release on 25th January 2016

Mark Capes, the Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Burns as Administrator of Tristan da Cunha later this year on the departure of Alex Mitham in October.

Sean, who is currently the Head of the Governor’s Office in St Helena, and presently serving as Acting Governor, will be accompanied by his wife Marina. This will be their second posting to Tristan having served as Administrator from 2010-2013.

Photo shows Sean and Marina arriving at Tristan on 9th September 2010.

Administrator Alex Mitham said:

'The whole community looks forward to welcoming Sean and Marina back to the island at the end of the year. Sean has gained valuable insight from working in St Helena, and will no doubt be able to put that knowledge to good use on Tristan.

The island will be undergoing many changes over the next few years and its good that someone who already knows and understands the community can assist them on meeting their sustainability objectives.'

Photo shows Sean with councillors on the occasion of his final Island Council meeting on 19th September 2013