List of female constituent and dependent territory leaders

This is a list of women who had been appointed as leaders of constituent states and dependent territories. This list also separates between the dependent territory leaders and the autonomous area leaders.

Female chief executives of a constituent country or stateEdit

  • Italics denotes an acting chief executive

Female heads of government of a constituent country or stateEdit

Name Portrait Country / State Office Mandate start Mandate end Term length Parent country
Yevgenia Bosch     Ukrainian PRS[a] Chairwoman of the People's Secretariat 30 December 1917 1 March 1918 61 days   Russian SFSR
Nellie Ross     Wyoming Governor 5 January 1925 3 January 1927 1 year, 363 days   United States
Miriam A. Ferguson     Texas Governor 20 January 1925 17 January 1927 1 year, 362 days   United States
17 January 1933 15 January 1935 1 year, 363 days
Kalima Amankulova     Kyrgyz SSR Acting chairwoman of the Supreme Soviet
Acting Head of State
15 May 1938 18 July 1938 64 days   Soviet Union
Nadezhda Grekova     Byelorussian SSR Chairwoman of the Supreme Soviet
Head of State
25 July 1938 12 March 1949 10 years, 230 days   Soviet Union
Louise Schroeder     Berlin Governing Mayor
(under Allied supervision)
11 June 1947 7 December 1948 1 year, 179 days   Germany
Sucheta Kripalani     Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister 2 October 1963 13 March 1967 3 years, 162 days   India
Lurleen Wallace     Alabama Governor 16 January 1967 7 May 1968
(died in office)
1 year, 112 days   United States
Savka Dabčević-Kučar     SR Croatia Chairwoman of the Executive Council
(prime minister)
11 May 1967 8 May 1969 1 year, 362 days   SFR Yugoslavia
Nandini Satpathy     Odisha Chief Minister 14 June 1972 3 March 1973 262 days   India
6 March 1974 16 December 1976 2 years, 285 days
Shashikala Kakodkar     Goa Chief Minister 12 August 1973 27 April 1979 5 years, 258 days   India
Ella T. Grasso     Connecticut Governor 8 January 1975 31 December 1980 5 years, 358 days   United States
Dixy Lee Ray     Washington Governor 12 January 1977 14 January 1981 4 years, 2 days   United States
Griselda Álvarez     Colima Governor 1 November 1979 31 October 1985 5 years, 364 days   Mexico
Anwara Taimur     Assam Chief Minister 6 December 1980 30 June 1981 206 days   India
Martha Layne Collins     Kentucky Governor 13 December 1983 8 December 1987 3 years, 360 days   United States
Maria Liberia Peters     Netherlands Antilles Prime Minister 18 September 1984 1 January 1986 1 year, 105 days   Netherlands
17 May 1988 25 November 1993 5 years, 192 days
Madeleine Kunin     Vermont Governor 10 January 1985 10 January 1991 6 years, 0 days   United States
Iolanda Fleming     Acre Governor 14 May 1986 15 March 1987 305 days   Brazil
Kay A. Orr     Nebraska Governor 9 January 1987 9 January 1991 4 years, 0 days   United States
Beatriz Paredes Rangel     Tlaxcala Governor 15 January 1987 11 April 1992 5 years, 87 days   Mexico
V. N. Janaki   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 7 January 1988 30 January 1988 23 days   India
Rose Mofford     Arizona Governor 4 April 1988 6 March 1991 2 years, 336 days   United States
Rosemary Follett     Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister 11 May 1989 5 December 1989 208 days   Australia
Joan Kirner     Victoria Premier 10 August 1990 6 October 1992 2 years, 57 days   Australia
Carmen Lawrence     Western Australia Premier 12 February 1990 16 February 1993 3 years, 4 days   Australia
Sharon Pratt Kelly     District of Columbia Mayor 2 January 1991 2 January 1995 4 years, 0 days   United States
Joan Finney     Kansas Governor 14 January 1991 9 January 1995 3 years, 360 days   United States
Barbara Roberts     Oregon Governor 14 January 1991 9 January 1995 3 years, 360 days   United States
Ann Richards     Texas Governor 15 January 1991 17 January 1995 4 years, 2 days   United States
Dulce María Sauri Riancho     Yucatán Governor 14 February 1991 1 December 1993 2 years, 290 days   Mexico
Rita Johnston     British Columbia Premier 2 April 1991 5 November 1991 217 days   Canada
J. Jayalalithaa     Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 24 June 1991 12 May 1996 4 years, 323 days   India
14 May 2001 21 September 2001 130 days
2 March 2002 12 May 2006 4 years, 71 days
16 May 2011 27 September 2014 3 years, 134 days
23 May 2015 5 December 2016
(died in office)
1 year, 196 days
Nellie Cournoyea     Northwest Territories Premier 14 November 1991 22 November 1995 4 years, 8 days   Canada
Marita Petersen     Faroe Islands Prime Minister 18 January 1993 15 September 1994 1 year, 240 days   Denmark
Catherine Callbeck     Prince Edward Island Premier 25 January 1993 9 October 1996 3 years, 258 days   Canada
María Antonia Martínez     Murcia President 2 May 1993 3 July 1995 2 years, 62 days   Spain
Laurette Onkelinx     French Community Minister-President 6 May 1993 13 July 1999 6 years, 68 days   Belgium
Heide Simonis     Schleswig-Holstein Minister-President 19 May 1993 27 April 2005 11 years, 343 days   Germany
Suzanne Camelia-Römer     Netherlands Antilles Prime Minister 25 November 1993 28 December 1993 33 days   Netherlands
14 May 1998 8 November 1999 1 year, 178 days
Christine Todd Whitman     New Jersey Governor 18 January 1994 31 January 2001 7 years, 13 days   United States
Roseana Sarney     Maranhão Governor 1 January 1995 5 April 2002 7 years, 94 days   Brazil
17 April 2009 10 December 2014 5 years, 237 days
Kate Carnell     Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister 2 March 1995 18 October 2000 5 years, 230 days   Australia
Mayawati     Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister 13 June 1995 18 October 1995 127 days   India
21 March 1997 21 September 1997 184 days
3 May 2002 29 August 2003 1 year, 118 days
13 May 2007 15 March 2012 4 years, 307 days
Waltraud Klasnic     Styria Governor 23 January 1996 25 October 2005 9 years, 275 days   Austria
Biljana Plavšić     Republika Srpska President 19 July 1996 14 November 1998 2 years, 118 days   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Valentina Bronevich     Koryakia Administrator 17 November 1996 3 December 2000 4 years, 16 days   Russia
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal     Punjab Chief Minister 21 November 1996 12 February 1997 83 days   India
Jeanne Shaheen     New Hampshire Governor 9 January 1997 9 January 2003 6 years, 0 days   United States
Rabri Devi     Bihar Chief Minister 25 July 1997 11 February 1999 1 year, 201 days   India
9 March 1999 2 March 2000 359 days
11 March 2000 6 March 2005 4 years, 360 days
Jane Dee Hull     Arizona Governor 5 September 1997 6 January 2003 5 years, 123 days   United States
Sushma Swaraj     Delhi Chief Minister 12 October 1998 3 December 1998 52 days   India
Sheila Dikshit     Delhi Chief Minister 3 December 1998 28 December 2013 15 years, 25 days   India
Irene Sáez     Nueva Esparta Governor 20 April 1999 8 June 2000 1 year, 49 days   Venezuela
Rosario Robles     Mexico City Head of government 29 September 1999 4 December 2000 1 year, 66 days   Mexico
Nancy Hollister     Ohio Governor 31 December 1998 11 January 1999 11 days   United States
Pat Duncan     Yukon Premier 6 May 2000 30 November 2002 2 years, 208 days   Canada
Judy Martz     Montana Governor 1 January 2001 3 January 2005 4 years, 2 days   United States
Ruth Ann Minner     Delaware Governor 3 January 2001 20 January 2009 8 years, 17 days   United States
Jane Swift     Massachusetts Governor 10 April 2001 2 January 2003 1 year, 267 days   United States
Clare Martin     Northern Territory Chief Minister 18 August 2001 26 November 2007 6 years, 100 days   Australia
Alicia Lemme     San Luis Governor 23 December 2001 10 December 2003 1 year, 352 days   Argentina
Dalva Figueiredo     Amapá Governor 5 April 2002 1 January 2003 271 days   Brazil
Benedita da Silva     Rio de Janeiro Governor 6 April 2002 1 January 2003 270 days   Brazil
Linda Lingle     Hawaii Governor 2 December 2002 6 December 2010 8 years, 4 days   United States
Mercedes Aragonés de Juárez     Santiago del Estero Governor 12 December 2002 1 April 2004 1 year, 111 days   Argentina
Nataša Mićić     Serbia Acting President 29 December 2002 27 January 2004 1 year, 29 days   FR Yugoslavia/
  Serbia and Montenegro
Jennifer Granholm     Michigan Governor 1 January 2003 1 January 2011 8 years, 0 days   United States
Rosângela Garotinho     Rio de Janeiro Governor 1 January 2003 1 January 2007 4 years, 0 days   Brazil
Wilma de Faria     Rio Grande do Norte Governor 1 January 2003 31 March 2010 7 years, 89 days   Brazil
Janet Napolitano     Arizona Governor 6 January 2003 21 January 2009 6 years, 15 days   United States
Kathleen Sebelius     Kansas Governor 13 January 2003 28 April 2009 6 years, 105 days   United States
Mirna Louisa-Godett     Netherlands Antilles Prime Minister 11 August 2003 3 June 2004 297 days   Netherlands
Valentina Matviyenko     Saint Petersburg Governor 15 October 2003 22 August 2011 7 years, 311 days   Russia
Olene Walker     Utah Governor 5 November 2003 3 January 2005 1 year, 59 days   United States
Esperanza Aguirre     Community of Madrid President 20 November 2003 17 September 2012 8 years, 302 days   Spain
Uma Bharti     Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister 8 December 2003 23 August 2004 259 days   India
Vasundhara Raje     Rajasthan Chief Minister 8 December 2003 18 December 2008 5 years, 10 days   India
8 December 2013 17 December 2018 5 years, 9 days
Kathleen Blanco     Louisiana Governor 12 January 2004 14 January 2008 4 years, 2 days   United States
Gabi Burgstaller     Salzburg Governor 28 April 2004 19 June 2013 9 years, 52 days   Austria
Jodi Rell     Connecticut Governor 1 July 2004 5 January 2011 6 years, 188 days   United States
Marie Arena     French Community Minister-President 19 July 2004 20 March 2008 3 years, 245 days   Belgium
Amalia García     Zacatecas Governor 12 September 2004 11 September 2010 5 years, 364 days   Mexico
Maria Bolshakova     Ulyanovsk Oblast Acting Governor 22 November 2004 6 January 2005 45 days   Russia
Christine Gregoire     Washington Governor 12 January 2005 16 January 2013 8 years, 4 days   United States
Emily de Jongh-Elhage     Netherlands Antilles Prime Minister 26 March 2006 10 October 2010 4 years, 198 days   Netherlands
Maria de Lourdes Abadia     Brazilian Federal District Governor 31 March 2006 1 January 2007 276 days   Brazil
Sarah Palin     Alaska Governor 4 December 2006 26 July 2009 2 years, 143 days   United States
Ana Julia Carepa     Pará Governor 1 January 2007 1 January 2011 4 years, 0 days   Brazil
Yeda Crusius     Rio Grande do Sul Governor 1 January 2007 1 January 2011 4 years, 0 days   Brazil
Borjana Krišto     Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina President 22 February 2007 17 March 2011 4 years, 23 days   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ivonne Ortega Pacheco     Yucatán Governor 1 August 2007 30 September 2012 5 years, 60 days   Mexico
Anna Bligh     Queensland Premier 13 September 2007 26 March 2012 4 years, 195 days   Australia
Fabiana Ríos     Tierra del Fuego Governor 10 December 2007 10 December 2015 8 years, 0 days   Argentina
Eva Aariak     Nunavut Premier 19 November 2008 19 November 2013 5 years, 0 days   Canada
Stella Lugo     Falcón Governor 23 November 2008 15 October 2017 8 years, 326 days   Venezuela
Bev Perdue     North Carolina Governor 10 January 2009 5 January 2013 3 years, 361 days   United States
Jan Brewer     Arizona Governor 21 January 2009 5 January 2015 5 years, 349 days   United States
Christine Lieberknecht     Thuringia Minister-President 30 October 2009 5 December 2014 5 years, 36 days   Germany
Kristina Keneally     New South Wales Premier 4 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 145 days   Australia
Arlene Foster     Northern Ireland Acting First Minister 11 January 2010 3 February 2010 23 days   United Kingdom
10 September 2015 20 October 2015 40 days
First Minister 11 January 2016 9 January 2017 364 days
11 January 2020 14 June 2021 1 year, 154 days
Natalya Komarova     Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Governor 1 March 2010 Incumbent 12 years, 273 days   Russia
Hannelore Kraft     North Rhine-Westphalia Minister-President 14 July 2010 27 June 2017 6 years, 348 days   Germany
Sarah Wescot-Williams     Sint Maarten Prime Minister 10 October 2010 19 December 2014 4 years, 70 days   Netherlands
Kathy Dunderdale     Newfoundland and Labrador Premier 3 December 2010 24 January 2014 3 years, 52 days   Canada
Susana Martinez     New Mexico Governor 1 January 2011 1 January 2019 8 years, 0 days   United States
Rosalba Ciarlini     Rio Grande do Norte Governor 1 January 2011 1 January 2015 4 years, 0 days   Brazil
Mary Fallin     Oklahoma Governor 10 January 2011 14 January 2019 8 years, 4 days   United States
Nikki Haley     South Carolina Governor 12 January 2011 24 January 2017 6 years, 12 days   United States
Lara Giddings     Tasmania Premier 24 January 2011 31 March 2014 3 years, 66 days   Australia
Christy Clark     British Columbia Premier 14 March 2011 18 July 2017 6 years, 126 days   Canada
Katy Gallagher     Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister 16 May 2011 11 December 2014 3 years, 209 days   Australia
Mamata Banerjee     West Bengal Chief Minister 20 May 2011 Incumbent 11 years, 193 days   India
María Dolores de Cospedal     Castile-La Mancha President 22 June 2011 1 July 2015 4 years, 9 days   Spain
Yolanda Barcina     Navarre President 23 June 2011 20 July 2015 4 years, 27 days   Spain
Luisa Fernanda Rudi Ubeda     Aragon President 13 July 2011 3 July 2015 3 years, 355 days   Spain
Paula Sánchez de León     Valencian Community Acting President 20 July 2011 28 July 2011 8 days   Spain
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer     Saarland Minister-President 10 August 2011 28 February 2018 6 years, 202 days   Germany
Alison Redford     Alberta Premier 7 October 2011 23 March 2014 2 years, 167 days   Canada
Lucía Corpacci     Catamarca Governor 10 December 2011 10 December 2019 8 years, 0 days   Argentina
Marina Kovtun     Murmansk Oblast Governor 4 April 2012 21 March 2019 6 years, 351 days   Russia
Adriana D'Elia     Miranda Governor 6 June 2012 15 January 2013 223 days   Venezuela
Pauline Marois     Quebec Premier 19 September 2012 23 April 2014 1 year, 216 days   Canada
Erika Farías     Cojedes Governor 28 December 2012 30 September 2016 3 years, 277 days   Venezuela
Maggie Hassan     New Hampshire Governor 3 January 2013 2 January 2017 3 years, 365 days   United States
Malu Dreyer     Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President 16 January 2013 Incumbent 9 years, 317 days   Germany
Kathleen Wynne     Ontario Premier 11 February 2013 29 June 2018 5 years, 138 days   Canada
Željka Cvijanović     Republika Srpska Prime Minister 12 March 2013 15 November 2018 5 years, 248 days   Bosnia and Herzegovina
President 18 November 2018 Incumbent 4 years, 11 days
Svetlana Orlova     Vladimir Oblast Governor 24 March 2013 8 October 2018 5 years, 198 days   Russia
Aleqa Hammond     Greenland Prime Minister 5 April 2013 30 September 2014 1 year, 178 days   Denmark
Susana Díaz     Andalusia President 5 September 2013 18 January 2019 5 years, 135 days   Spain
Claudia Ledesma Abdala     Santiago del Estero Governor 10 December 2013 10 December 2017 4 years, 0 days   Argentina
Anandiben Patel     Gujarat Gujarat 22 May 2014 7 August 2016 2 years, 77 days   India
Nicola Sturgeon     Scotland First Minister 20 November 2014 Incumbent 8 years, 9 days   United Kingdom
Suely Campos     Roraima Governor 1 January 2015 10 December 2018 3 years, 343 days   Brazil
Muriel Bowser     District of Columbia Mayor 2 January 2015 Incumbent 7 years, 331 days   United States
Gina Raimondo     Rhode Island Governor 6 January 2015 2 March 2021 6 years, 55 days   United States
Annastacia Palaszczuk     Queensland Premier 14 February 2015 Incumbent 7 years, 288 days   Australia
Rachel Notley     Alberta Premier 24 May 2015 30 April 2019 3 years, 341 days   Canada
Kate Brown     Oregon Governor 18 February 2015 Incumbent 7 years, 284 days   United States
Cristina Cifuentes     Community of Madrid President 24 June 2015 25 April 2018 2 years, 305 days   Spain
Francina Armengol     Balearic Islands President 30 June 2015 Incumbent 7 years, 152 days   Spain
Uxue Barkos     Navarre President 20 July 2015 6 August 2019 4 years, 17 days   Spain
Claudia Pavlovich Arellano     Sonora Governor 13 September 2015 Incumbent 7 years, 77 days   Mexico
María Eugenia Vidal     Buenos Aires Province Governor 10 December 2015 10 December 2019 4 years, 0 days   Argentina
Alicia Kirchner     Santa Cruz Governor 10 December 2015 Incumbent 6 years, 354 days   Argentina
Rosana Bertone     Tierra del Fuego Governor 10 December 2015 17 December 2019 4 years, 7 days   Argentina
Natalia Zhdanova     Zabaykalsky Krai Governor 18 February 2016 25 October 2018 2 years, 249 days   Russia
Mehbooba Mufti     Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister 4 April 2016 20 June 2018 2 years, 77 days   India
Caryl Bertho     Aragua Governor 5 January 2017 15 October 2017 283 days   Venezuela
Gladys Berejiklian     New South Wales Premier 23 January 2017 5 October 2021 4 years, 255 days   Australia
María Dolores Pagán     Murcia Acting President 4 April 2017 3 May 2017 29 days   Spain
Kay Ivey     Alabama Governor 10 April 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 233 days   United States
Johanna Mikl-Leitner     Lower Austria Governor 19 April 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 224 days   Austria
Kim Reynolds     Iowa Governor 24 May 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 189 days   United States
Manuela Schwesig     Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Minister-President 4 July 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 148 days   Germany
Carmen Meléndez     Lara Governor 16 October 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 44 days   Venezuela
Laidy Gómez     Táchira Governor 23 October 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 37 days   Venezuela
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría     Catalonia President
(Direct rule)
27 October 2017 1 June 2018 217 days   Spain
Evelyn Wever-Croes     Aruba Prime Minister 17 November 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 12 days   Netherlands
Leona Marlin-Romeo     Sint Maarten Prime Minister 15 January 2018 10 October 2019 1 year, 268 days   Netherlands
Katharina Fegebank     Hamburg Acting First Mayor 13 March 2018 28 March 2018 15 days   Germany
Ilse Aigner     Bavaria Acting Minister-President 14 March 2018 16 March 2018 2 days   Germany
Cida Borghetti     Paraná Governor 6 April 2018 1 January 2019 270 days   Brazil
Vera Shcherbina     Sakhalin Oblast Acting Governor 26 September 2018 7 December 2018 72 days   Russia
Srebrenka Golić     Republika Srpska Acting Prime Minister 19 November 2018 18 December 2018 29 days   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Claudia Sheinbaum     Mexico City Head of government 5 December 2018 Incumbent 3 years, 359 days   Mexico
Martha Érika Alonso     Puebla Governor 14 December 2018 24 December 2018
(died in office)
10 days   Mexico
Gretchen Whitmer     Michigan Governor 1 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 332 days   United States
Michelle Lujan Grisham     New Mexico Governor 1 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 332 days   United States
Fátima Bezerra     Rio Grande do Norte Governor 1 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 332 days   Brazil
Janet Mills     Maine Governor 2 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 331 days   United States
Kristi Noem     South Dakota Governor 5 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 328 days   United States
Laura Kelly     Kansas Governor 14 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 319 days   United States
Liesbeth Homans     Flanders Minister-President 2 July 2019 1 October 2019 91 days   Belgium
María Chivite     Navarre President 6 August 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 115 days   Spain
Isabel Díaz Ayuso     Community of Madrid President 14 August 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 107 days   Spain
Concha Andreu     La Rioja President 29 August 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 92 days   Spain
Caroline Cochrane     Northwest Territories Premier 24 October 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 36 days   Canada
Silveria Jacobs     Sint Maarten Prime Minister 19 November 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 10 days   Netherlands
Arabela Carreras     Río Negro Governor 10 December 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 354 days   Argentina
Michelle O'Neill     Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister 11 January 2020 4 February 2022 2 years, 24 days   United Kingdom
Olga Antipina     Perm Krai Acting Governor 21 January 2020 6 February 2020 16 days   Russia
Kathy Hochul     New York Governor 24 August 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 97 days   United States
Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros     Tlaxcala Governor 31 August 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 90 days   Mexico
María Eugenia Campos Galván     Chihuahua Governor 8 September 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 82 days   Mexico
Layda Sansores     Campeche Governor 15 September 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 75 days   Mexico
Evelyn Salgado Pineda     Guerrero Governor 15 October 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 45 days   Mexico
Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda     Baja California Governor 1 November 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 28 days   Mexico
Indira Vizcaíno Silva     Colima Governor 1 November 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 28 days   Mexico
Heather Stefanson     Manitoba Premier 2 November 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 27 days   Canada
Franziska Giffey     Berlin Governing Mayor 21 December 2021 Incumbent 343 days   Germany
Regina Sousa     Piauí Governor 31 March 2022 Incumbent 243 days   Brazil
Izolda Cela     Ceará Governor 2 April 2022 Incumbent 241 days   Brazil
Anke Rehlinger     Saarland Minister-President 25 April 2022 Incumbent 218 days   Germany
Mara Lezama Espinosa     Quintana Roo Governor 25 September 2022 Incumbent 65 days   Mexico
María Teresa Jiménez Esquivel     Aguascalientes Governor 1 October 2022 Incumbent 59 days   Mexico
Danielle Smith     Alberta Premier 11 October 2022 Incumbent 49 days   Canada
Raquel Lyra     Pernambuco Governor-elect 1 January 2023 Incoming −33 days   Brazil
Katie Hobbs     Arizona Governor-elect 2 January 2023 Incoming −34 days   United States
Maura Healey     Massachusetts Governor-elect 5 January 2023 Incoming −37 days   United States
Tina Kotek     Oregon Governor-elect 9 January 2023 Incoming −41 days   United States
Sarah Huckabee Sanders     Arkansas Governor-elect 10 January 2023 Incoming −42 days   United States

Female viceregal representatives of a constituent country or representatives to the governmentEdit

Name Portrait Country Office Mandate start Mandate end Term length Parent country
Vibeke Larsen     Faroe Islands High Commissioner 30 June 1996 1 November 2001 5 years, 124 days   Denmark
Mo Mowlam     Northern Ireland Secretary of State 3 May 1997 11 October 1999 2 years, 161 days   United Kingdom
Helen Liddell     Scotland Secretary of State 25 January 2001 13 June 2003 2 years, 139 days   United Kingdom
Birgit Kleis     Faroe Islands High Commissioner 1 November 2001 1 August 2005 3 years, 273 days   Denmark
Cheryl Gillan     Wales Secretary of State 12 May 2010 4 September 2012 2 years, 115 days   United Kingdom
Mikaela Engell     Greenland High Commissioner 1 April 2011 Incumbent 11 years, 242 days   Denmark
Theresa Villiers     Northern Ireland Secretary of State 4 September 2012 14 July 2016 3 years, 314 days   United Kingdom
Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede     Curaçao Acting Governor 24 November 2012 4 November 2013 345 days   Netherlands
Lucille George-Wout     Curaçao Governor 4 November 2013 Incumbent 9 years, 25 days   Netherlands
Lene Moyell Johansen     Faroe Islands High Commissioner 15 May 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 198 days   Denmark
Karen Bradley     Northern Ireland Secretary of State 8 January 2018 24 July 2019 1 year, 197 days   United Kingdom

Dependent, autonomous and insular territoriesEdit

  Denotes incumbent head of territory/government
  • Italics denotes an acting head of territories and territories that are defunct.
Name Image Territory Office Mandate start Mandate end Term length Parent country
Susanne le Pelley     Sark Dame of Sark 1730 1733 3 years, 0 days   Great Britain
Marie Collings     Sark Dame of Sark 1852 1853 1 year, 0 days   United Kingdom
Sibyl Hathaway     Sark Dame of Sark 20 June 1927 14 July 1974 47 years, 24 days   United Kingdom
Sakina Aliyeva     Nakhichevan ASSR Chair of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 09 February 1963 09 April 1990 27 years, 59 days   Soviet Union
Carolyn Stuart     Cocos (Keeling) Islands Administrator 20 November 1985 ? December 1987 2 years, 11 days   Australia
Stella Sigcau     Transkei Prime Minister 5 October 1987 30 December 1987 86 days   South Africa
Dawn Lawrie     Cocos (Keeling) Islands Administrator 8 November 1988 27 November 1990 2 years, 19 days   Australia
Catherine Tizard     Ross Dependency Governor-General 13 December 1990 21 March 1996 5 years, 99 days   New Zealand
Anson Chan     Hong Kong Chief Secretary 29 November 1993 30 June 1997 3 years, 213 days   United Kingdom
  Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration 1 July 1997 30 April 2001 3 years, 303 days   China
Ann-Kristin Olsen     Svalbard Governor 1995 1998 3 years, 0 days   Norway
Åshild Hauan     Jan Mayen Administrator 1 January 1995 1 October 2007 12 years, 273 days   Norway
Pamela F. Gordon     Bermuda Premier 27 March 1997 10 November 1998 1 year, 228 days   United Kingdom
Brigitte Girardin     French Southern and Antarctic Lands Prefect and Superior Administrator 25 March 1998 25 May 2000 2 years, 92 days   France
  Clipperton Island Administrator 7 May 2002 2 June 2005 3 years, 26 days
Jennifer M. Smith     Bermuda Premier 10 November 1998 29 July 2003 4 years, 261 days   United Kingdom
Florinda Chan     Macau Secretary for Administration and Justice 20 December 1999 20 December 2014 15 years, 0 days   China
Sila María Calderón     Puerto Rico Governor 2 January 2001 2 January 2005 4 years, 0 days   United States
Sian Elias     Ross Dependency Acting Governor-General 22 March 2001 4 April 2001 13 days   New Zealand
4 August 2006 23 August 2006 19 days
23 August 2011 31 August 2011 8 days
31 August 2016 28 September 2016 28 days
Silvia Cartwright     Ross Dependency Governor-General 4 April 2001 4 August 2006 5 years, 122 days   New Zealand
Cynthia Astwood     Turks and Caicos Islands Acting Governor 26 November 2002 16 December 2002 20 days   United Kingdom
Deborah Barnes Jones     Montserrat Governor 10 May 2004 6 July 2007 3 years, 57 days   United Kingdom
Marie-Noëlle Thémereau     New Caledonia President of the Government 10 June 2004 7 August 2007 3 years, 58 days   France
Brenda Christian     Pitcairn Islands Acting Mayor 8 November 2004 15 December 2004 37 days   United Kingdom
Mahala Wynns     Turks and Caicos Islands Acting Governor 21 June 2005 11 July 2005 20 days   United Kingdom
Anne Boquet     French Polynesia High Commissioner of the Republic 10 September 2005 29 June 2008 2 years, 293 days   France
Harriet Hall     South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Acting Commissioner 2006 2006 ?   United Kingdom
Kjerstin Ashkolt     Bouvet Island Administrator 2006 2 October 2015 9 years, 274 days   Norway
  Peter I Island
  Queen Maud Land
Jane Rumble
  British Antarctic Territory Administrator 2006 2008 2 years, 0 days   United Kingdom
Melania Carolina Hotu Hey     Easter Island Governor 11 March 2006 18 March 2010 4 years, 7 days   Chile
Dancia Penn     British Virgin Islands Acting Governor 10 April 2006 18 April 2006 8 days   United Kingdom
Joanne Yeadon     British Indian Ocean Territory Administrator 2007 2011 4 years, 0 days   United Kingdom
Michèle Alliot-Marie     Clipperton Island Administrator 19 June 2007 23 June 2009 2 years, 4 days   France
Viveka Eriksson
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Doreen Quelch-Missick     Turks and Caicos Islands Member of the Advisory Council 14 August 2009 13 November 2012 3 years, 87 days   United Kingdom
Edith Cox     Turks and Caicos Islands Member of the Advisory Council 18 August 2009 13 November 2012 3 years, 87 days   United Kingdom
Lesley Pallet     Gibraltar Acting Governor 21 October 2009 26 October 2009 5 days   United Kingdom
Hill-Marta Solberg     Jan Mayen Administrator 1 November 2009 1 December 2018 9 years, 30 days   Norway
Marie-Luce Penchard     Clipperton Island Administrator 6 November 2009 10 May 2012 2 years, 186 days   France
Victoria Treadell
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V. Inez Archibald     British Virgin Islands Acting Governor 7 August 2010 20 August 2010 13 days   United Kingdom
Carmen Cardinali Paoa     Easter Island Governor 8 September 2010 11 March 2014 3 years, 184 days   Chile
Paula Cox     Bermuda Premier 29 October 2010 18 December 2012 2 years, 69 days   United Kingdom
Sarita Francis     Montserrat Acting Governor 3 March 2011 8 April 2011 36 days   United Kingdom
Josette Manin     Martinique President of the General Council 31 March 2011 18 December 2015 4 years, 262 days   France
Camilla Gunell     Åland Islands Chief Minister 25 November 2011 25 November 2015 4 years, 0 days   Finland
Carrie Lam     Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration 1 July 2012 16 January 2017 4 years, 199 days   China
Chief Executive 1 July 2017 30 June 2022 4 years, 364 days
Marcelle Pierrot     Guadeloupe Prefect 23 January 2013 21 December 2014 1 year, 332 days   France
Lydia Emerencia     Bonaire Lieutenant Governor 1 March 2012 1 March 2014 2 years, 0 days   Netherlands
Juliana O'Connor-Connolly     Cayman Islands Premier 19 December 2012 29 May 2013 161 days   United Kingdom
Christina Scott
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María Isabel Salvador     Galápagos Islands Chair of the Governing Council 1 August 2013 29 April 2015 1 year, 271 days   Ecuador
Anya Williams     Turks and Caicos Islands Acting Governor 15 September 2013 4 October 2013 19 days   United Kingdom
Helen Kilpatrick
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Alison MacMillan     Gibraltar Acting Governor 13 November 2013 6 December 2013 23 days   United Kingdom
Marta Hotus Tuki     Easter Island Governor 11 March 2014 9 September 2015 1 year, 182 days   Chile
George Pau-Langevin     Clipperton Island Administrator 2 April 2014 30 August 2016 2 years, 150 days   France
Cynthia Ligeard     New Caledonia President of the Government 5 June 2014 1 April 2015 300 days   France
Esther Kia'aina     Wake Island Administrator 11 July 2014 20 January 2017 2 years, 193 days   United States
V. Inez Archibald     British Virgin Islands Acting Governor 1 August 2014 15 August 2014 14 days   United Kingdom
Cécile Pozzo di Borgo     French Southern and Antarctic Lands Prefect and Superior Administrator 18 September 2014 30 October 2018 4 years, 42 days   France
Sonia Chan     Macau Secretary for Administration and Justice 20 December 2014 20 December 2019 5 years, 0 days   China
Anne Laubies     Saint Barthélemy Prefect Delegated 8 June 2015 9 July 2018 3 years, 31 days   France
  Saint-Martin
Irina Vlah
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Elizabeth Carriere
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Melania Carolina Hotu Hey     Easter Island Governor 9 September 2015 11 March 2018 2 years, 183 days   Chile
Alison MacMillan     Gibraltar Acting Governor 28 September 2015 19 January 2016 113 days   United Kingdom
Kjerstin Askholt     Svalbard Governor 1 October 2015 24 June 2021 5 years, 266 days   Norway
Katrin Sjögren
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Linda Te Puni     Tokelau Acting Administrator 1 March 2016 1 March 2017 1 year, 0 days   New Zealand
Sonja Stewart     Lord Howe Island Chair of the Island Board March 2016 15 July 2019 3 years, 136 days   Australia
Lisa Honan
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Ericka Bareigts     Clipperton Island Administrator 30 August 2016 10 May 2017 253 days   France
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Lorena Tapia Núñez     Galápagos Islands Chair of the Governing Council 1 June 2017 14 January 2019 1 year, 227 days   Ecuador
Marjorie Morton     Nevis Acting Deputy Governor-General 1 September 2017 31 August 2018 364 days   Saint Kitts and Nevis
Natasha Griggs     Christmas Island Administrator 5 October 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 55 days   Australia
  Cocos (Keeling) Islands
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Laura Alarcón Rapu     Easter Island Governor 11 March 2018 Incumbent 4 years, 263 days   Chile
Justine Allan     Ascension Island Administrator 26 March 2018 25 November 2018 244 days   United Kingdom
Nicoletta Spelgatti     Aosta Valley President 27 June 2018 10 December 2018 166 days   Italy
Sylvie Feucher     Saint Barthélemy Prefect Delegated 9 July 2018 14 December 2020 2 years, 158 days   France
  Saint-Martin
Hyleta Liburd     Nevis Deputy Governor-General 31 August 2018 Incumbent 4 years, 90 days   Saint Kitts and Nevis
Evelyne Decorps     French Southern and Antarctic Lands Prefect and Superior Administrator 30 October 2018 16 September 2020 1 year, 322 days   France
Margaret Everson     United States Minor Outlying Islands Administrator 12 November 2018 17 December 2018 35 days   United States
Lou Leon Guerrero     Guam Governor 7 January 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 326 days   United States
Anissa Levy     Lord Howe Island Chair of the Island Board 15 July 2019 1 January 2021 1 year, 170 days   Australia
Wanda Vázquez Garced     Puerto Rico Governor 7 August 2019 2 January 2021 1 year, 148 days   United States
Veronica Thörnroos     Åland Islands Chief Minister 25 November 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 4 days   Finland
Charlene Warren-Peu     Pitcairn Islands Mayor 23 January 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 310 days   United Kingdom
Fiona Kilpatrick     Tristan da Cunha Co-Administrator 24 January 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 309 days   United Kingdom
Rena Lalgie     Bermuda Governor 14 December 2020 Incumbent 1 year, 350 days   United Kingdom
Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam     Anguilla Governor 18 January 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 315 days   United Kingdom
Helen Winkelmann     Ross Dependency Acting Governor-General 28 September 2021 21 October 2021 23 days   New Zealand
Cindy Kiro     Ross Dependency Governor-General 21 October 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 39 days   New Zealand
Sarah Tucker
  Montserrat Governor 6 April 2022 Incumbent 237 days   United Kingdom
Kristina Moore     Jersey Chief Minister 12 July 2022 Incumbent 140 days   United Kingdom
Alison Blake
  Falkland Islands Governor 23 July 2022 Incumbent 129 days   United Kingdom
  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Commissioner
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  1. ^ One of Soviet puppet states that existed on the territory of Ukraine during Ukrainian–Soviet War. Declared independence from the Russian Soviet Republic on 25 December 1917.

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