As the Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), Hon. Mark Brown is pleased to announce the appointment of four new directors to the CIIC Group.
“I am very impressed with all four of our new board directors. They bring new energy and enthusiasm, and I am sure they will all prove to be valuable additions to their respective boards,” said Prime Minister Brown.
The four new directors are: Mrs Eleanor Roi, appointed to the CIIC Board; Mrs Shona Mato Lynch, appointed to the Airport Authority Board; Mrs Maeva Henry, appointed to the Ports Authority Board; and Mr Duane Malcolm, appointed to Te Aponga Uira O Tumu Te Varovaro (TAU) Board.
Mrs Roi has previously held a directorship position for the Ports Authority Board, and it is expected that her experience in international maritime, social, land and legal work in the private sector will see her making a major contribution to the CIIC Board in future.
“I am incredibly honoured to have this opportunity to join the CIIC Board of Directors,” said Roi. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members and CIIC management to develop further strategies to effectively improve the wellbeing of our Cook Islands people.”
Joining the Airport Authority Board, Mrs Shona Mato Lynch has 20 years of experience in providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership within both the public and private sectors.
“I am excited to have been appointed as a director of the Airport Authority Board,” she said of her new role. “I look forward to the work that is ahead of us and to serving our Cook Islands people to the best of my ability.
Taking up her new responsibilities on the Ports Authority Board, Mrs Maeva Henry is another new director who also has extensive experience working in the private sector.
“I am honoured to serve my people and contribute to the governance of the Ports Authority,” said Mrs Henry.
Finally, it is anticipated that the fourth new appointment, Mr Duane Malcolm, will make for an exciting addition to the TAU Board due to his extensive technical expertise and a strong background in digital media, marketing, and web technology.
“It is a privilege to serve as a director and contribute to the governance of TAU,” said Mr Malcolm.
All four new directors were appointed from within the CIIC Directors Database, which was created with the aim of building a portfolio of interested potential director candidates and draws from members of the public who have both expressed interest in holding a directorship role with CIIC and who possess the competencies and skillsets necessary to complement the talents of existing board members.
The appointment process for the four new directors also followed CIIC’s robust corporate governance processes and protocols, which have been implemented and refined by the Corporation over the past 20 months.
“All directors are also given a comprehensive induction and receive regular comprehensive governance training so as to ensure they are equipped with the best-practice corporate governance tools they need to do their jobs to the very best of their abilities,” said CIIC Chairperson Michael Henry.