David Theodore Gill
Former Member of the House of Assembly, Barbados
David Theodore Gill is a Barbadian biochemist, politician and Member of Parliament.
Early life and education
David theodore Gill was born on 12 April 1955 in Barbados. He received his early education at St. Giles Primary, Harrison College, Barbados Community College, and the Barbados Institute for Management and Productivity (BIMAP).
He is a professional Medicinal Chemist - Biochemist who graduated from the University of Concordia, Quebec. He also holds a Bachelor Laws (Honours) degree from Wolverhampton University, UK.
Gill entered active politics in 1994 when he unsuccessfully contested the St. Michael South Central seat on a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ticket, losing to Richard Haynes of the National Democratic Party (NDP). He was subsequently appointed to the Senate. In the 1999 general election, Gill won the St. Michael South Central seat, defeating richard Sealy of the DLP and independent candidate Carl Haddock.
Gill was appointed chairman of the Urban Development Commission in August 1999. He has also acted as Minister of Social Transformation. In February 2003, David Gill was appointed Consultant/Advisor to the Barbados Drug Service.
In 2003, Gill was defeated by Richard Sealy.
He is currently self-employed as a Business Manager/Consultant.
Gill will be contesting the St. Michael South Central seats for the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the 2018 general election.
he is a former President of the Barbados Paralympics' Association and has dedicated the greater part of his adult life to helping Barbadians. David established the Cecil "Jimmy Hunte" Foundation which sponsors community projects, initiated a remedial reading programme that has benefitted children preparing for the Common Entrance Examination.
A former president of the Carrington Royals Club, he is an avid sportsman and was the captain of the Harrison College and Wanderers hockey teams, winning two championships for the latter team. Gill is a music enthusiast ranging from the classics to calypso and from jazz to reggae.