Ms. Christine Kangaloo was elected to the office of President of the Senate on September 23, 2015, at the start of the 11th Republican Parliament.
Ms. Kangaloo is an alumna of the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School. She is an Attorney-at-law by profession, having been admitted into practice in the year 1985, and was attached to the southern legal team of Hobsons.
Ms. Kangaloo was appointed an Opposition Senator in 2001 (6th Parliament) and Vice-President of the Senate in 2002 (7th Parliament). In the 8th Parliament, she was appointed Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Social Delivery in October 2002 and from May 2005 to November 2007, held the portfolio of Minister of Legal Affairs
In November 2007, following the General Election in which she was elected to the House of Representatives, Ms. Kangaloo was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education.