Cook Islands Investment Corporation Announces New Director To Its Board Of Directors

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The Prime Minister, the Honourable Mark Brown and Minister responsible for Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tangata (Fletcher) Melvin to the Board of Directors of CIIC.

CIIC is a statutory Corporation of the Cook Islands Government. Mr Melvin will join the Board of Directors alongside its existing Board members; Chairperson Mr Michael Henry, Deputy Chairperson Mr Malcolm Sword and Director Caren Rangi. CIIC was established in 1998 through the Cook Islands Investment Corporation Act 1998 to manage Crown assets including Government land, buildings and interests on Rarotonga and the Pa Enua, and governance of Crown enterprises on behalf of the Crown (including its SOEs, the Airport Authority, Bank of the Cook Islands, CIIC Seabed Resources Ltd, the Ports Authority, Te Aponga Uira, Te Mana Uira o Araura Ltd and To Tatou Vai Ltd). CIIC’s vision and aspiration is to provide effective and efficient public assets that improve the wellbeing of Cook Islands people.

The Prime Minister noted Fletcher’s extensive experience across a number of Boards, across both the public and private sector, and is looking forward to Fletcher’s contribution to CIIC. Mr Melvin is registered in the CIIC Directors Database and currently holds directorship positions for Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce (Chairperson), Island Craft (Managing Director), Financial Supervisory Commission Cook Islands (FSC), Cook Islands National Sustainability Development Agenda Committee, Cook Islands National Labour Advisory Board Member and a member of Marae Moana Advisory Board.

Mr Melvin said he was “honoured and excited to have been appointed to serve as a Director of CIIC, a diverse organization operating in a dynamic environment for the betterment of Cook Islands people, and am looking forward in joining my Board colleagues at CIIC and across the CIIC Group”. Mr Michael Henry, Chairperson of CIIC, congratulated Mr Melvin for the appointment and shared that the existing CIIC Board members were looking forward to working with Fletcher on the CIIC Board.

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