Governor-General of Malta
Coat of arms of the governor-general
Flag of the governor-general
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceSan Anton Palace
AppointerMonarch of Malta
PrecursorGovernor of Malta
Formation21 September 1964
First holderSir Maurice Dorman
Final holderSir Anthony Mamo
Abolished13 December 1974

The governor-general of Malta (Maltese: Gvernatur-Ġenerali ta' Malta) was the official representative of Elizabeth II, Queen of Malta, in the State of Malta from 1964 to 1974. This office replaced that of the governor, and it was replaced by that of president upon the proclamation of the Republic of Malta on 13 December 1974.

List of governors-general (1964–1974)

The governor-general of Malta was the representative of the monarch in Malta and exercised most of the powers of the monarch. The governor-general was appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the monarch. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the governor-general was appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Malta without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy, the chief justice served as the officer administering the government.

  Denotes chief justice acting as the officer administering the government
No. Portrait Governor-general


Term of office Monarch Prime minister
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sir Maurice Dorman


21 September 1964 22 June 1971 6 years, 274 days Elizabeth II Borg Olivier


2 Sir Anthony Mamo


22 June 1971 5 July 1971 3 years, 174 days Elizabeth II Mintoff
5 July 1971 13 December 1974

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