Chris Tufton is a Jamaican politician and former University of the West Indies lecturer. He was elected Jamaica Labour Party Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Western and appointed Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries and later Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (2007-11). He was returned to Parliament in 2016 representing St Catherine West Central and appointed Minister of Health. He also served twice as an Opposition Senator. Between his cabinet appointments, 2012-2016, Dr Tufton was co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), an independent policy think tank based at the UWI, Mona.