Hon. Christopher Fearne was born in Attard, Malta on 12 March 1963. In April 2016 he was appointed Minister for Health after holding the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Health since April 2014. In June 2017 he was re-appointed Minister for Health following the general elections and in July 2017 he was elected Deputy Prime Minister following the Malta Labour Party’s extraordinary general council. Prior to this, Hon. Fearne worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Chairman at Mater Dei Hospital. He is a Member of Parliament for the ruling Labour Party and was the Chairman of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee at the Maltese House of Representatives.

Hon. Fearne has worked as a doctor and surgeon for over 30 years. He received his formal education at St. Aloysius College and at the University of Malta graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 1987, becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked and studied in a number of children’s hospitals in England, including the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He also lectures students of medicine at the University of Malta.

Hon. Fearne is married to Astrid. They have 3 children, Dawn, Julian and Rafael.