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Pacific Cooperation Foundation appoints new CEO

Pacific Cooperation Foundation appoints new CEO


The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) has appointed a new Chief Executive. Mr Laulu Mac Leauanae joins the organisation in March 2014, with a background working in strategic and advisory roles, predominantly with Pacific organisations.

Mr Leauanae, who is of Samoan descent and bears the chiefly title of Laulu, has predominantly worked with Pacific focused organisations, including the Pacific Business Trust, ProCare Health Limited and Pure Pacifika Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters degree in Business Administration, and has considerable practical experience in strategic operations, financial planning and project management.

Mr Leauanae has a prior association with PCF, having undertaken a project based role delivering the highly successful Pacific Showcase Summer Marketplace event series held at The Cloud on Auckland’s Waterfront in early 2013.

PCF Chairman Mr Peter Kiely says, “Mac brings a wealth of engagement with Pacific communities in New Zealand and the region to PCF. His skills and experience will help transition PCF into a new period of growth. The Board is delighted with his appointment. It comes at a time when the Foundation is enlarging the scope of its activities while exploring new initiatives to support Pacific business growth.”

Mr Leauanae says “I am excited by the opportunity to lead PCF with its special public/private sector strengths and its recognition in the region as a New Zealand partner for cooperation and development.

I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and staff, both of whose commitment to PCF I came to appreciate some time ago.”

Former PCF Chief Executive Markerita (Meg) Poutasi has taken up a senior position at the Department of Conservation (DOC), as Director of Conservation Partnerships, in Auckland in October 2013.

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