Dr Colin Tukuitonga has served as Pacific Community Director-General since January 2014. He is based at the organisation’s headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Dr Tukuitonga, from the Pacific island of Niue, was formerly the Director of SPC’s Public Health Division. He was a member of an Independent External Review of SPC in 2012. His previous roles include: Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs; Associate Professor of Public Health and Head of Pacific and International Health at the University of Auckland; Director of Public Health, New Zealand Ministry of Health; and Head of Surveillance and Prevention of of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organization, Switzerland ... Read more