Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd

Minister of Infrastructure, Urban Development & Transport
St. Kitts

Ian Liburd is a politician and Cabinet Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Early life and edcuation

Liburd holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bradford Management School and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)  from the University of Plymouth (Faculty of Maritime Studies). He is also a qualified Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of  Transport (MCLIT) now the Chartered Institute of Logistics and  Transport and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).


A Private Sector groomed professional for over 18 years Ian “Patches” Liburd has also served at the top management level in the Public Sector as the Chief Executive Officer of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports  from 1995 to 1999, Director of Maritime Affairs from 1999 to 2000 and Permanent Secretary in the  Ministries of Public Works, Utilities, Transport and Posts,  Agriculture, Fisheries, Lands and Housing, Consumer Affairs, Community Development and Gender Affairs between 2000 and 2010.

Following the Team Unity victory in the 2015 General Election, Liburd was appointed Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development, and Transport on 22 February 2015.

Personal life

An avid sportsman, Minister Liburd has also held leadership roles in the St Kitts-Nevis Football Association, the St Kitts Cricket Association and the St Kitts-Nevis Olympic Association.