|The Hon. Dr.|
John Emmanuel Cortes
John Cortes, Minister for Education, Heritage, the Environment and Climate Change
|Government Minister |
(Third most senior Minister)
Assumed office |
|Political party||Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)|
|Children||Zoe and Mark|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Website||John Cortes at the Government of Gibraltar website|
Cortes founded the Gibraltar Union of Students. In 1976, he became the first General Secretary of the Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS), and since 1991, Director of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, positions he held until taking government office in 2011.
In December 2011, with his election to the Gibraltar Parliament, Cortes resigned from all his other public duties, and was appointed Minister of Health and Environment by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.
- GSLP (ed.). "John Cortes". Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (ed.). "Profiles of UKOTCF Council Members and other Officers" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- Pepe Martínez. Campo de Gibraltar, ed. "John Cortés nuevo candidato a las listas del GSLP de Picardo" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- Gibraltar Chronicle, ed. (2011-12-13). "Picardo Announces New Govt. Ministerial Portfolios". Archived from the original on 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- Minister for Health and Environment – Government of Gibraltar Information Services
- Ministry for Health and Environment – Government of Gibraltar Information Services (with brief profile)
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