Susan Dougan née Ryan is the first female Governor-General of Saint. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The first of three children, Susan Dougan was born on 3 rd March, 1955 in Colonarie, Saintt. Vincent and the Grenadines to Walden and Dorothy Ryan.
Mrs. Dougan holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of London and an MA (ED) in Curriculum and Evaluation from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
Mrs. Dougan is an educator by profession; starting as a non-graduate teacher at the Saintt. Vincent Girl’s High School and rose through the ranks of the teaching service to Headmistress of the said school. With over thirty years in the public service, she served as Chief Education Officer, Cabinet Secretary and Governor-General’s Deputy.
Her contribution also extended internationally when she served as Focal Point for the Organization of American States and Focal Point for the Commonwealth of Learning, along with the responsibility of Chief Shelter Manager in Saint. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Mrs. Dougan was awarded an OBE in the 2010 New Year Honours. She was also awarded a Special Commemorative Stamp issue for the Centennial Celebrations of the Girls’ High School in 2011.
Mrs. Dougan is an Anglican and is married to Hugh Dougan. She is the mother of three children, Kurt, Brent and Kimberley.