Archbishop Ian Ernest
Gerald James Ian Ernest (born 30 August 1954) is a Mauritian Anglican bishop. In 2001 he was consecrated as the 15th bishop of Mauritius. From 2006 to 2017 he was archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean. Since October 2019 he has been the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Ernest was educated at the University of Madras and ordained an Anglican priest in 1985.
In 2008 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine, the second highest international award for outstanding service to the Anglican Communion, by the Archbishop of Canterbury.