Hon. Claude Hogan MLA Claude Hogan has served as an elected Member of Legislative Assembly of the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat and political representative since 2001. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Montserrat’s Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing & Environment. He comes from a background in trade economics, as a contract law specialist with global output involving multiple actors, ranging from high public policy level to border agencies and the private sector. He has been intensely engaged in trade, law and politics across cultures from the Caribbean, South America to East-Asia; and brings that experience, knowledge, hands-on and well-honed skills to issues of care and management of the environment. He has served as a Caribbean Community technocrat involved with the University of the West Indies regional preparations for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Claude Hogan has welcomed the continued involvement of UKOTCF in Montserrat, and has been fully supportive of the joint programme by UKOTCF, Montserrat National Trust, the Government of Montserrat and others, on Saving Our Special Nature of Montserrat. He was one of only three territory government environment leaders to participate in the whole of UKOTCF/Gibraltar’s 2015 conference for conservation practitioners Sustaining Partnerships, and was one of the founder participants in the linked first meeting of the UKOT/CD Environment Ministers Council meeting, attending also the second, in Alderney in 2017. He is credited with the commencements of efforts to create a Marine Spatial Plan for Montserrat, which genesis he credits to the introduction, by UKOTCF, of Montserrat to the Waitt Institute as that project’s sponsor since 2014. He also has work experience in procurement, insurance sales, and financial services; and project managed a multi-million pound airport development from formulation to final accounts, on behalf of EU and DFID as partners in the immediate aftermath of volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Claude Hogan is a published author on legal approaches for the protection of the Caribbean Sea. He is a pro-bono volunteer and FIFA/MFS (Managing Football Stars under the international football federation) Transfer Manager. He holds a University of London Masters degree, and a first class (1:1) Political Science-Law degree from Kean University, New Jersey, USA; he is currently a post-graduate GDL/Barrister conversion prospect of the University of Law, Moorgate, London.