THE Chief Minister hosted a farewell reception in honour of Deputy Governor of Gibraltar Mrs Alison MacMillan who has now completed her third posting to Gibraltar although she will still be involved with the Rock as she has been given the temporary role as a link between the UK and Gibraltar with regards to Brexit.
Having been Governor for a short period of time following the untimely departure of the Governor before last, Mrs MacMillan has worked in Gibraltar at different times over two decades.
Mr Picardo said how well Mrs MacMillan had understood the issues facing Gibraltar and how friendly she had been to the community. In his opinion, she was an example of how the UK and Gibraltar could work together easily.
In response, Mrs MacMillan explained how it was her aim to look after the best interests of Gibraltar, taking into account the wishes of the British Government but she would do all that she could to ensure that Gibraltar’s position is understood in Whitehall.
It was with great pleasure that the Chief Minister presented Mrs MacMillan with a painting of Buena Vista Cottage as a thank you for her service and as a permanent keepsake of the time that she had spent in Gibraltar.
The new Deputy Governor will be career diplomat Nick Pyle who has already arrived on the Rock.