In Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords there are four different governors.
Each settled planet has a colony governor that can automatically act to update the improvements of a planet when new technologies are researched. The other three governors can be used for more global actions across your entire empire. You can use the rally point governor to quickly re-direct ships from one rally point to another. Another governor allows you to quickly stop building one type of ship and switch those planets to make another type of ship. A third general purpose governor allows quick changes to the rally points for newly constructed ships.