Change to the Bank of the Cook Islands Board Table

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The board of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) has announced changes to the board of the Bank of Cook Islands (BCI). Jeane Matenga will stand down as Chair of the Bank of Cook Islands Board of Directors, after serving 12 years as a board member, the last four as board chair.

Cook Islands Investment Corporation Board of Directors Chair Michael Henry says, “Jeane’s contributions have been invaluable, and we thank Jeane for her dedicated service in her role as a Bank of Cook Islands (BCI) board member and chair.”

The Cook Islands Investment Corporation Board has appointed Tatiana Burn as the new Chair of the BCI Board. “Tatiana brings vast amounts of experience, having served as Chair of Avaroa Cable Limited for the last six years, is a Board Member of Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund and is a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors” Mr Henry says. “She is an accomplished and successful businesswoman and has owned and managed renowned Cook Islands brands like Cook Islands Printing Services and Perfumes of Rarotonga.”

Accountant Mike Carr is ending his time on the BCI Board after one three year term, due to commitments to other business interests. Mr Henry said Mike Carr’s expertise has been invaluable over the last few years as the nation and world grappled with the challenges and fall out from COVID-19.

Janet Maki, a well-known and respected lawyer, and Justice of the Peace from Aitutaki has also been appointed to BCI Board. The former Solicitor General (Crown Law) and Ombudsman for the Cook Islands Government brings a wealth of legal and Pa Enua business experience.

Mr Henry remarked that “BCI has performed remarkably well over the last few years despite the world’s economic climate, and it will be a busy few years ahead in terms of advancing its vision “to be the number one full service bank for all Cook Islanders.

“It is critical to have the right persons and blend of skills and experiences around the board table to achieve this.” Mr Henry in closing said “The CIIC Board joins the existing BCI board in thanking Jeane and Mike for their service, and also in welcoming the new directors – Tatiana and Janet.”

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