The governor-general is the representative of the country’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth the II. The governor general thus exercises executive authority — on the advice of the prime minister and the cabinet — in the Solomon Islands on behalf of the Queen.

In accordance with an address from parliament, the Queen has the responsibility for the appointment of a governor-general. In order to be eligible for the position of governor general one must also meet the qualifications needed for election as a member of parliament. The governor-general’s term in office lasts for five years and there is a limit of two terms.


Governor-General organisations in Solomon Islands
Office of the Governor-General