The Honourable Stephen Mc Clashie was appointed Minister of Labour on Wednesday 19 August 2020. He is alsothe Member of Parliament (M.P.) for La Brea, having won the constituency on the August 10, 2020 Parliamentary Elections.
Stephen Mc Clashie has over forty-five (45) years of experience in the field of Supply Chain Management, largely within the oil and gas industry. He holds a B.Sc in Management and Integrated Information Systems and an MBA, Finance from the Long Island University. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) with a Life Membership to the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Stephen has spent the past thirty-five (35) years at management level, leading the development, establishment and implementation of best practices, including frameworks for contracts, procurement, inventory and logistics. Notably, this occurred at Trinidad & Tobago Oil Company Limited (TRINTOC), the Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago (POWERGEN), The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) and Atlantic LNG.
Stephen has also been at the forefront of major contract negotiations as a management-level member of staff at various organisations, at both the national and international arena. He is adept at change management having been involved in several transformational projects and brings to the table a collaborative leadership style.
The experience garnered over the course of his career has also enabled the transference of knowledge through part time lecturing where he was able to impart his overarching focus on procedural correctness, accountability and professional integrity. He has taught at the UWI School of Continuing Studies and School of Accounting and Management, School of Higher Education, among others.
Outside of the professional arena, Stephen has been a founding member of the Rotary Club of Point Fortin and, a Jaycees’ International Senator. He is an avid martial artist, who also enjoys coaching and counselling others on Independent Living Skills.