Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

The Hon. Dr Kedrick Pickering

British Virgin Islands
The Hon. Dr Kedrick Pickering
Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour

Dr. Pickering is currently serving his fifth term in elective office, since 2011, having resoundingly won his district in the last elections. He has, throughout his life, been deeply involved in community development and has also had a longstanding interest in matters pertaining to the environment. He has served for several years on the board of the BVI National Parks Trust and now, in his capacity as a Minister of Government, he has played a central role in the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, intended to catalyze the high-level political will needed to protect and better manage marine and coastal resources across the region, the European Union (EU)-Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Forum, and the BVI’s Climate Change Policy. A physician by training, specialized in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Pickering continues to maintain a private practice as Obstetrician/Gynecologist and co-owner of a multi-disciplinary medical practice in the British Virgin Islands. Dr. Pickering is married to Alice née Henry and they have four children.