We now have a new SPC Director General ready to take up the role: Dr Tukuitonga
SUVA, 19 NOVEMBER 2013 (SPC/ FIJI LIVE) — Ministers and delegates attending the 8th Conference of the Pacific Community in Fiji have confirmed a new Director-General to lead the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
Dr Colin Tukuitonga has been appointed as the new Director-General and will take up the post at SPCai??i??s Noumea, New Caledonia headquarters on 23 January, 2013.
Dr Tukuitonga said he was excited about leading the SPC during the next phase of the organisation.
ai???It’s a daunting responsibility and I’m more than ready for the challenge,ai??? Dr Tukuitonga said.
Dr Tukuitonga, from Niue, is presently serving in SPCai??i??s executive team as the Director of the Public Health Division. He has served with the organisation since December 2012.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Director-General, Dr Jimmie Rodgers, from Solomon Islands was highly commended for his extraordinary eight-year term.
Dr Rodgers received a Letter of Commendation from the Prime Minister of Fiji, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. The letter was presented by Fijiai??i??s Minister for Agriculture, Inia Seruiratu.
The organisation has 26 members including 22 Pacific Island countries and territories and Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America.
SPC is an international development organisation that assists nationally led efforts in the Pacific Islands region to advance sustainable social development, including improving peoplesai??i?? ability to lead long and healthy lives, access education, and enjoy sustainable livelihoods. SPC provides critical support to its Pacific Island members to address climate, disaster and human security risks…..
Fakaaue lahi and congratulations Dr Colin Tukuitoga.