Gaston Browne is the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Corporate Governance and Public Private Partnerships. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), majoring in Banking and Finance. He served as Commercial Banking Manager for a major banking consortium in Antigua and Barbuda, comprising offshore and onshore banks and trust companies, managing in excess of US $400 million dollars in assets.
He became an elected member of Parliament in 1999 representing the constituency of St. John’s City West and has been re-elected in four subsequent general elections.
PM Gaston Browne is well known for his philanthropic work which is seen through his contributions to the empowerment of the Point and Villa areas within his Constituency.
In 2012, he was elected as Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party which he steered to victory in General Elections in 2014, becoming Prime Minister, and then again in March 2018, increasing its representation in Parliament.
Between 1999 and 2004, he served as Minister of Planning, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Public Service Affairs. While in opposition in Parliament between 2004 and 2014, P.M. Browne returned to the private sector as a businessman and launched several successful ventures to include Real Estate Development and Real Estate Management.
On becoming Prime Minister, the Caribbean Heads of Government appointed him to have lead responsibility for financial matters, cricket, aviation and derisking in the quasi Cabinet of CARICOM.
Prime Minister Browne is married Member of Parliament, Mrs. Maria Bird Browne and is the father of three children. He has special interest in soccer, crick and yachting.