Christopher Peter Sinckler
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
Christopher Peter Sinckler is a Barbadian politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
The Honourable Christopher Peter Sinckler was born in Barbados on 1 October 1967. He received his early education at Eagle Hall Primary (1973-1979) and later Garrison Secondary School (1979-1984); and the Barbados Community College (1984-1986).
In 1990, he graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with a Bachelor of Arts, Upper Second Class Honours and in 2005 was awarded a Masters of Science degree in International Trade Policy.
From 1999 until his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business, Mr. Sinckler served as the Executive Coordinator of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CDPC) – a coalition of Caribbean, non-governmental organisations that has lobbied regional and international governments on behalf of the sections of the Caribbean populations on international trade and development issues and their implications for the region. Prior to assuming this position, he was the CDPC’s Senior Programme Officer-Structural Adjustment and Economic Liberalisation from 1994 to 1998.
Between 1987 and 1989, he was a Research Assistant at the Learning Centre and served as the Personal Aide to the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Barbados, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, during the period 1990 to 1994. He was a tutor at the University of the West Indies in Government and Political Science from 1990 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2003, he held the position of Director, Global Secretariat, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Working Group on the World Bank, Washington, D.C. Additionally, from 2006, he lectured at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Regional Economic Integration and Development and on Small Economies and Contemporary International Trade Policy issues in 1997 in the Masters in International Trade Policy.
Sinckler was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Chris is married to Arlyn Mayers and they have three children – Tatyana, Che and Niccolo. His recreational activities are reading, cycling and tennis.