Ascension Island Government

Island Council

The Ascension Island Council is an elected body that provides advice to the Administrator on matters relating to the governance of Ascension Island. As a result of changes in the constitutional arrangements for Ascension Island, the first Island Council of seven members was elected and took office on 01 November 2002.

Alan Nicholls

Since 26 September 2019


Alan was born on St Helena in 1957 and moved to Ascension Island in early 2006 where he worked for the Ascension Island Government in Human Resources. Alan retired from his position in 2016. Prior to moving to Ascension, Alan worked for the St Helena Government for over 30 years. When he left SHG in 2006 he held the position of Crown Prosecutor, Legislative Drafter and head of the Government’s Legal, Lands and Planning Department. Other than being an Island Councillor, Alan is currently also involved with the Islander newspaper and is a Lay Minister in St Mary’s Parish. He is in a long-term relationship with his partner and has a 22 year old son.

Andrew Ellick

Since 26 September 2019


Andrew was born in St Helena and is married with two sons, and a granddaughter. Following his carpentry apprenticeship Andrew eventually became a technical craftsman and PE teacher at Prince Andrew school on St Helena. In 2006 Andrew travelled to the Falkland Islands with his family and two years later they moved to Ascension Island, where he is currently employed by Encompass as a shift engineer at the power station. Andrew is a keen fisherman, cricketer and sailor with a coastal skippers certificate of competence.

Douglas Miller

Since 4 March 2021


Douglas Miller was born in Elgin in North Scotland. He works for the Mechanical and Electrical team on the RAF base on Ascension Island but has travelled extensively whilst working as a contractor having taken jobs on the Falklands Islands, Iraq, Bosnia among others. Johannesburg has become like a second home and is where his partner and children currently reside.

Keturah George

Since 26 September 2019


Kitty was born on St Helena Island in 1970 and has lived on Ascension Island since 1990. She has been an Island Councillor for the past 10 years. She represented the Council at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting Overseas Territories representatives in London in December 2018 and is currently working as Shipping Agent with Ascension Island Government. She has two adult sons.

Nicholas John

Since 4 March 2021


Nicholas John is the Senior Technician at Ariane with 32 years of experience working in telecommunications and electrical industries who now specialises in Satellite communications and European Space Agency rocket launch telemetry reception. Nicholas has served two full island council terms. Nicholas is married with two children, one of which is currently attending Two Boats School whilst the other is a magnetics engineer for Tesla. He enjoys working with young people and has run a voluntary youth football club on Ascension for a number of years; he also enjoys football, cricket and big game fishing.