Noel Anderson Lynch
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
Noel Lynch is a Barbadian politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Noel Anderson Lynch was born on 26 December 1956 in Barbados. He received his early education at the Lodge School Barbados. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in Marketing from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and has done doctoral work at Bradford University in Britain.
He has also been an educator having taught English, Spanish and Marketing at the secondary and tertiary levels. He presently serves as a part time lecturer in Tourism at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Lynch was elected to the House of Assembly in 1999 serving there for nearly nine years as Member of Parliament for St. Michael South, after having been a Senator from 1994 to 1999. He was Minister of Tourism and International Transport from April 2000 to January 2008.
Lynch brought to government his record of a stellar career in private sector tourism, having served as Executive Vice President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association; as a former Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization; Past President of the Caribbean Association of Hotel Association Executives; and Director of the Caribbean Hotel Association.
In 2008 Lynch founded his own consultative agency, Clear Thinking Solutions Inc., whose major areas of focus are management and marketing with emphasis on the tourism, hospitality and travel sectors.
Noel Lynch is married to Debbie.
He is a former national track and field sprint champion and record holder, representing his country at the highest global levels. He is also a Past President of the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados and was the Manager of the National track team to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He has managed numerous other National track and field teams.
He is presently Vice- President of the North American and Central American Confederation (NACAC) of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and Second Vice President of the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados.
Lynch has also done much civic work having chaired the marketing committees of the Barbados Cancer Society and the Parent Education for National Development committee.
He was also president of The Lodge School Old Scholars Association, is an avid golfer and is fluent in Spanish.