A highly qualified young Cook Islander is returning home to take up a senior position in the Cook Islands Investments Corporation (CIIC).
The CIIC chair – Michael Henry – has announced the appointment of Rangi Ivaiti to the role of General Manager Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.
“I’m particularly pleased to make this announcement because Rangi Ivaiti is a born and bred Cook Islander. He’s a former Tereora College student, who has gone on to gain higher qualifications and experience overseas, working in major financial institutions in New Zealand and Australia. He is now ready to come home to share that knowledge and experiance with our community in this senior management role with CIIC.”
The CEO of CIIC – Allan Jensen – says, “ Rangi Ivaiti was chosen in a very robust process from a competitive pool of local and international applicants. He was a great candidate and will bring a broad innovation and improvement focus to the role, essential for us to drive initiatives forward as an organisation and group, so we can develop and manage quality assets for the Cook Islands people.”
CIIC’s latest employee started work this week, albeit virtually. He’s still in Australia where his latest role was as Senior Management Accountant for the Bank of Queensland.
The new appointee will need to spend two weeks in New Zealand before he takes up his new role in person on June 8.
Rangi Ivaiti is the son of Dorothy and the late Harry Ivaiti from Matavera.
“I have worked in various customer services and financial services roles and for several prominent companies over the past 20 years. My hope is to share what I have learnt and shape this with the local experience to deliver quality assets that will serve the Cook Island people” Rangi said today.
A more detailed profile on Rangi – his career, family and vision for this role will be published once Rangi has had a few weeks back home and in his new role.