Elliott Belgrave

Order of St Michael and St George Queen's Counsel Companion of Honour of Barbados
Sir Elliott Belgrave

Governor-General of Barbados
In office
1 June 2012 – 30 June 2017
Acting: 1 November 2011 – 30 May 2012
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterFreundel Stuart
Preceded byClifford Husbands
Succeeded byPhilip Greaves (Acting)
Personal details
Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave

(1931-03-16) 16 March 1931 (age 89)
Boscobel, Barbados
Spouse(s)Loretta Belgrave
Children1 daughter
Alma materUniversity College London
Darwin College, Cambridge

Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave,[1] GCMG, KA, CHB, QC (born 16 March 1931),[2][3] is a retired Barbadian High Court Judge[4] who served as Governor-General of Barbados from 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2017. He previously served as Acting Governor-General from 1 November 2011 to 1 June 2012 (following the retirement of Clifford Husbands).[5] On 22 May 2012, the Prime Minister of Barbados announced that Belgrave would be appointed as the 7th Barbadian Governor-General of Queen Elizabeth II. In preparation, Justice Sandra Mason was appointed as acting Governor-General on 30 May 2012[6] pending Belgrave's preparation for his own oath-taking ceremony on 1 June.[7]

Education and career

Sir Elliott is a graduate of University College London (LLB, 1962) and Cambridge (MPhil Criminology, 1979).[8] He served as Director of Public Prosecutions in Barbados and as Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados.[9] He is a Queen's Counsel and was awarded the Companion of Honour of Barbados for his contribution to the legal system in Barbados.[10][11] In December 2016 it was reported that Belgrave was approaching personal retirement from the post of Governor-General.[12]

Private life

He is married to Loretta Belgrave,[13] and together they have a daughter named Susan Matheson.[14]

He is a Freemason, and a Past District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Barbados (Scottish Constitution).[15]


He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George on 8 June 2012.[16] He is a Companion of Honour of Barbados.


  1. ^ Governor General sworn in
  2. ^ Profile of Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave
  3. ^ http://www.rulers.org/indexb2.html
  4. ^ 'Elliott Belgrave is acting GG', Barbados Daily Nation, November 2, 2011
  5. ^ http://rulers.org/rulb1.html#barbados
  6. ^ Justice Sandra Mason acting GG
  7. ^ New Governor General sworn in Archived 2014-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ ‘Belgrave, Sir Elliott (Fitzroy)’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  9. ^ A humble Sir Elliott installed
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2012-02-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "GG speaks on Barbados' development". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  12. ^ GG to retire next year
  13. ^ Over to Sir Elliott
  14. ^ First family
  15. ^ See reports here.
  16. ^ "No. 60166". The London Gazette. 8 June 2012. p. 1.