The Governor of Gibraltar is the representative of the British monarch in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. The Governor is appointed by the British Monarch on the advice of the British Government. The role of the Governor is to act as the de facto head of state, and they are responsible for formally appointing the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, along with other members of the Government of Gibraltar, after a general election. The Governor serves as Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar's military forces and has sole responsibility for defence and security.
The Governors have their own flag in Gibraltar, the Union Flag defaced with the territory's coat of arms. However, at their official residence (The Convent), the Union flag and the flag of Gibraltar are also flown.
The current Governor of Gibraltar is His Excellency Major General Edward Grant Martin Davis CBE.