Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, MHA

At Large Representative

Office: Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition

Profession:   Engineer 

Constituency: Territorial Member 

1993 Fourth Commonwealth Top Management Programme for Public Enterprises, Singapore Certificate
1992 Supervisory Course – BIMAP, Barbados, WI Certificate
1986 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, DC Certificate
1980 Tuskegee Institute, Alabama B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Howard University, Washington, DC Award in Thermodynamics
1974 University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI  

Marital Status and No. of Children: Married and two (2) children 

Year First Elected To Parliament: 1999  

Politicial Party:      

2011 to present Territorial Member
2011 to 2018 Minister for Health and Social Development
2007 - 2011  Private Sector Chief Executive Officer, Skelton Group of Companies  
2003 - 2007 Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Finance, Health and Social Development
1999 - 2003  Territorial Member and Member of the  Opposition, Legislative Council of the  Virgin Islands
1987 - 1999  General Manager, BVI Electricity Corp.
1983 - 1987  Distribution Engineer, Acting General  Manager BVI Electricity Corporation
1982 - 1983  Electrical Engineer, Partners, Sheer  House, West by Fleet, Surrey, England
1980 - 1982  Distribution Engineer, BVI Electricity  Corporation 


CPA Conferences, Seminars, Visits Attended:
BVI Branch Annual Parliamentary Visit–Africa, June 2001
46th CPA Conference and 20th Conference for Small Countries–London, September 2000
45th CPA Conference and 19th CPA Conference for Small Countries–Trinidad and Tobago, September 1999
BVI Branch Parliamentary Seminar–Tortola, June 1999 

Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineer, USA
Powers Engineer Society, USA
Institute of Electrical Engineers, United Kingdom
Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom 
The Society of Engineers, United Kingdom
International Who’s Who of Professionals
American Management Association
Member, Rotary Club of Road Town, British Virgin Islands 

Interest/ Recreations: Music, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball