New Chief Executive Appointed for Ministry for Pacific Peoples
A very warm welcome to the Ministry
We are delighted to welcome incoming Chief Executive, Laulu Mac Leauanae to the Ministry. Mac will be officially steering the Vaka from 3rd July 2017.
The States Services Commission press release is available here: Press Release
Laulu Mac Leauanae
Mr Leauanae is currently the Chief Executive of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation, a role he has held since March 2014. The Foundation is focused on delivering economic sustainable initiatives in the Pacific region, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Prior to his current role he was the General Manager of Pure Pacifika Limited, a company that exported horticultural products from the South Pacific primarily into Asian markets.
Before this Mr Leauanae worked in the primary healthcare sector for ProCare Health Limited. He was initially the Pacific Health Manager and within a year was promoted into Senior Management roles.
Earlier in his career he worked in Pacific community & business development with a role at the Pacific Business Trust. He started his career practicing as a lawyer.
Mr Leauanae holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK, with his dissertation focusing on 'Community Participation in Governance'. He also holds an LLB from Auckland University.