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Dame Sandra Mason

Designation: Governor-General
Country: Barbados
Age: 72

Dame Sandra Mason (17 January 1949), GCMG, D.A., Q.C., is an attorney who is the 8th Governor-General of Barbados since 2018. She is the first Bajan appointee to the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal and served briefly as the Governor-General of Barbados.

Mason was born in East Point, St. Philip, Barbados. She attended Queen’s College and obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in 1973 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She also obtained her Certificate of Legal Education from Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad, in 1975.

In doing so, Mason became the first Barbadian female Attorney-at-Law to have graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School. In 1998, she completed a Judicial Administration course at RIPA, London, and a course in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Windsor, Canada.

Mason started her career as a teacher at Princess Margaret Secondary School in 1968. In 1978, she worked as a Magistrate of the Juvenile and Family Court while tutoring in Family Law at UWI simultaneously.

Mason was appointed as the 8th Governor-General of Barbados in 2017, her term beginning on 8 January 2018. She was simultaneously appointed a Dame Grand Cross in the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. In 2020, Mason stated that Barbados would become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Over the years, Mason has held membership in various organizations and associations.

She also takes an avid interest in playing scrabble, reading, watching cricket, and traveling with such an outstanding career. Apart from her achievements, Mason is also the mother of her son Matthew, who is also an Attorney-at-Law.

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