Dwight Gregory Sutherland assumed the role of Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce on May 27, 2019.
Minister Sutherland is a Mechanical Engineer and worked as a Senior Executive at the Arawak Cement Company Limited for many years. His professional experience has been primarily private sector driven. He held various positions at Arawak Cement Company Limited, they being Mechanical Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Materials Manager, Engineering Services Manager, Production Manager, Operations Manager and also acted as General Manager.
Minister Sutherland is a Graduate of the University of the West Indies – St Augustine and Cave Hill Campuses. While at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad of the period 1989 – 1992, he enjoyed the fraternity of Canada Hall and graduated with Upper Second Class Honors in Mechanical Engineering. He would later attend the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus where he was among the first cohort of students in the M.Sc. In Project Management. He also attended University of Leeds Business School where he obtained an MBA (International Business) with a Distinction.
He has a passion for youth and considers teaching among the professions most admired by him. He briefly taught two subjects (Mathematics, Chemistry and Integrated Science) at Harrison College and was engaged as a part-time Faculty member at the University of the West Indies where he taught two courses, Introduction to International Business and International Business Management for four years. He is a member of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers and a former Rotarian.
He is proud of his roots in Ellerton St. George which taught him the value of family and community. He can identify in a real and personal way with people’s struggles to improve their own and children’s lives. As Minster of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, his vision is to generate new wealth for ALL Barbadians (and Barbados) through the empowerment of people, by creating an entrepreneurial culture that is national pervasive and driven by international foresight.
He is married to Attorney-At-Law and Health Planning and Policy expert, Mrs. Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland and they have one son, Josiah Sutherland.