Hazel Brandy-Williams

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams

Award Recipient

The Honorable Hazel Brandy–Williams is currently the Minister of Health and Gender Affairs of the Nevis Island administration in the island of St. Christopher and Nevis.  She has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Finance from the University of the Virgin Islands, and a Master’s in science (MSC) in Risk Management & Financial Services from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland.

From 2013 until 2017 she was a Minister with responsibility for the Ministries of Social Development, Youth, Sports, Community Development, Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Unit and Sustainable Human Development. Prior to that she has had extensive experience in the Nevis Island Administration since 1988, where she has been Deputy Comptroller Inland Revenue (1998-2000), Budget Analyst (2000 -2002), Budget Director (2002 – 2007) and Registrar of International Insurance (2007 – 2013).

Her diverse background and interest in the financial world, along with her community involvement, have made her one of the leading champions for women’s empowerment in her country. She has participated in various international United Nation events and conferences, where she has represented St. Kitts & Nevis. She was elected in June 2018 to Coordinate the Caribbean Parliamentary Forum (CPF) to promote, dialogue and foster alliances among Caribbean countries on sexual reproductive health and rights.

Minister Brandy-Williams has organized and executed a number of forums on the Sustainable Development Goals and has established a bi-annual regional forum focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.  Her work locally entails the empowerment of Youth and Women.  An advocate for Women and Housing, a champion against domestic violence, abuse, and optimum health care for all.