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PCF: new Trust Board members to develop Pacific connections

12 March 2014

PCF welcomes new Trust Board members to further develop its Pacific connections

Two new Board Members, Mr Andrew Wilson and Ms Rachel Skudder have been appointed to the Board of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation.

PCF Chairman Peter Kiely welcomed the new Board members to further develop its connections between the public and private sectors in New Zealand and the Pacific region.

Andrew Wilson is General Manager of Beca International Consultants Ltd, a New Zealand-based company formed for the delivery of international work for the Beca Group. Beca is New Zealand’s leading international engineering and related consultancy services organisation, specialising in the design and management of projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

Mr Wilson is also a Director of Beca’s International companies and is responsible for its overall international business and the development and implementation of a wide range of projects throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has extensive management experience, with a career spanning more than 35 years. Andrew has worked and travelled extensively and has overseen a number of Beca’s infrastructure development projects throughout the Pacific.

Rachel Skudder is a Director of BEST Pacific Institute of Education. BEST is New Zealand's largest Pacific-focused Private Training Establishment, with more than 3000 students and 200 staff across five campuses in Auckland. Ms Skudder, with both teaching and law degrees, has for some years been widely involved in developing successful Pacific educational, youth, leadership and employment initiatives.

Mr Kiely says the appointments offer significant new strengths for the Foundation.

“PCF has experienced a growth period, solidifying some key partnerships between the public and private sectors for Pacific regional growth. Mr Wilson and Ms Skudder will assist PCF in both its business development support activities and pursuing new niche programmes in areas where the Foundation’s unique strengths can enhance New Zealand’s cooperation with our Pacific neighbours.”

PCF Trustees Graham Walshe and Grant Sinclair ended extended periods of valuable service to PCF as Board members in January 2014.

About Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF)
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is an independent public/private sector trust whose mission is to promote wealth creation in Pacific communities, co-ordinating and connecting the public and private sectors and to strengthen New Zealand’s engagement with Pacific communities through joint venture and own initiatives in business and other fields. Formed in 2002, PCF was formally launched by the Governor General in August 2003. www.pcf.org.nz

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