Ascension Island Government

Acting Administrator Sworn In

Administrator HH Sean Burns is due to depart Ascension on leave on Tuesday 19 October. During his absence the Head of the Administrator’s Office Xander Halliwell will be fulfilling the duties and functions of Administrator.

Xander was appointed Acting Administrator by the Governor acting in accordance with the provisions of s147 of the Constitution read with s183(3), and was sworn in by Sean Burns at 16:30 on Monday 18 October 2021 ahead of his scheduled departure.

He will be undertaking the role of Acting Administrator until Sean Burns returns to the island.