Guernsey Government House

Queen extends Bailiff's Term of Office

News Release                                                                        09 February 2017


Her Majesty The Queen has granted the Bailiff of Guernsey a two-year extension to his appointment, until May 2020.

Sir Richard Collas was installed as the 89th Bailiff of Guernsey in March 2012, having previously served as the Deputy Bailiff since June 2005. He had been due to retire from the appointment of Bailiff in May 2018.

The Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, commented: 'Sir Richard is a public servant of the highest calibre and I am delighted that Her Majesty has approved his request to continue to serve for a further two years.'

His Excellency added: 'This extension of service is also consistent with the general trend towards longer working lives, both within the Bailiwick and further afield.'

Sir Richard said: 'It has been an enormous honour and a great privilege to serve the island of my birth as its Bailiff.  I believe I still have the energy and enthusiasm required to fulfil the duties of the office.  I am delighted that my request has been granted.'