Masters of the Bench
The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, Chief Minister of Gibraltar
Full Title: The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, Chief Minister of GibraltarCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 31.10.2018
Call Date: 13.10.1994
Fabian Picardo became Chief Minister on 9 December 2011. He has continued as Chief Minister following his second General Election win on 27 November 2015.
The Chief Minister is head of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the Government. He is also Minister for Finance and oversees the operation of the Civil Service and public sector as a whole.
He was born and educated in Gibraltar and graduated in Jurisprudence from Oriel College, Oxford in 1993. He attended the Inns of Court School Law and was called to the Bar in 1994.
He was a Partner in the Gibraltar law firm Hassans before becoming Chief Minister.
Elected Leader of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) in April 2011, succeeding Joe Bossano who had led the GSLP since 1976 (Chief Minister 1988-96).
Married to Justine. He has two sons and one daughter.