His Excellency Kevin M. Isaac is a career diplomat and a graduate of the University of Toulouse-Mirail in France, the University of the West Indies, the University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and Statecraft, an LLM in International Economic Law. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham. High Commissioner Isaac is also St. Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Governor to the Board of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
High Commissioner Isaac joined the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992. He has been a substantial resource to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has served broadly as a Foreign Service officer. Following a period of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr Kevin M. Isaac served as Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge d’Affaires ad interim for three and a half years at the St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1995-1999). He later served as Minister Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission at the St. Kitts Nevis Embassy to the United States of America and as Minister Counsellor/Alternate Representative in the St. Kitts Nevis Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States, both in Washington, D.C. until 2005.
In 2005, Dr Isaac joined the Hemispheric Organization of American States (OAS) where he served as an Advisor in the Cabinet of the Assistant Secretary General. He was also named Coordinator for Country Offices. He was responsible for the management and oversight of OAS Country Offices in 28 of the Organization’s 34 Member States, and managed a staff of 84 and a budget totaling US$7.65 million at the end of fiscal year 2010.
As of January 2011, High Commissioner Isaac returned to the St. Kitts Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affairs following his appointment as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Dr. Kevin M. Isaac is the first career diplomat of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to be elevated to the rank of High Commissioner/Ambassador. He was named Diplomat of the Year for North America and the Caribbean in April 2015 at the Diplomat Magazine Annual Award presentation held in London.
High Commissioner Isaac is also a published poet, (Whispers of Silence (1998); Memories in Serenade (2010) and his latest collection, “Breakfast with my Fathers” published in July 2014. He is married to Prangtip Silpa-Archa Isaac and father of three, Preston, Kaden and Keira.