Sandra Mason

president of Barbados

Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, FB GCMG DA KC (born 17 January 1949) is a Barbadian politician. She is the 1st and current President of Barbados since 2021. In January 2018, she became the Governor-General of Barbados.[1][2][3][4]

Sandra Mason

Photograph of Mason wearing the insignia of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Mason at the 2019 Independence Day parade in Bridgetown
1st President of Barbados
Assumed office
30 November 2021
Prime MinisterMia Mottley
Preceded byPosition established
Elizabeth II (as Queen of Barbados)
8th Governor-General of Barbados
In office
8 January 2018 – 30 November 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterFreundel Stuart
Mia Mottley
Preceded byPhilip Greaves (acting)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Sandra Prunella Mason

(1949-01-17) 17 January 1949 (age 74)
Saint Philip, Barbados
Political partyIndependent
EducationUniversity of the West Indies, Cave Hill (LLB)
Hugh Wooding Law School (LEC)
  • Lawyer
  • ambassador
  • judge
  • politician

In October 2021, she was elected the 1st President of Barbados and she took her oath of office on 30 November 2021 when the monarchy is abolished.[5]


She was the first woman admitted to the Bar in Barbados. She was an Ambassador from Barbados, and was the first woman to serve on the Barbados Court of Appeals.[6]


  1. "New G-G named". Barbados Advocate. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  2. "Sandra Mason to be new Governor General". 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2022-03-26.
  3. "Congrats to the new GG". 29 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2019-07-11. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. "New Governor General Dame Sandra Mason installed". 8 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  5. "Governor General Dame Sandra named first president-elect". Loop Barbados. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  6. Deane, Sandy (2017-12-27). "Justice Sandra Mason is Barbados' New GG". Barbados Today. Archived from the original on 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-28.