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Our Team

The Cook Islands Financial Services Development Authority, operating as Cook Islands Finance, is a statutory body established pursuant to the Financial Services Development Act 2009. The primary objective of Cook Islands Finance is to develop and promote the Cook Islands financial services industry.

Cook Islands Prime Minister - Mark Brown

Prime Minister Mark Brown


Minister Mark Brown holds responsibility for key portfolios in the Cook Islands Government including: Ministry of Financial and Economic Management, Financial Services Development Authority, Financial Supervisory Commission, Financial Intelligence Unit, Business Trade and Investment Board, Cook Islands Investment Corporation, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Commerce Commission, National Superannuation, Telecommunications, and Public Expenditure Review Committee and Audit. Minister Brown is a driving force behind the economic management and development of the country.

Prior to his election as a Member of Parliament in 2010, Minister Brown was the director of a local property management and development company. Previous government experience includes serving as the Head of Ministry for the Ministry of Agriculture, Senior Performance Manager at the Public Service Commission, and Policy Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister. Minister Brown holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University in New Zealand. A former vice president of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee, Minister Brown continues to actively support local sports organisations.

Hon. Minister Mac Mokoroa


Minister Mac Mokoroa holds the key portfolios in the Cook Islands Government for: Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Ombudsman Office, FSDA, FIU, FSC and Youth and Sports


Prior to joining Politics, Minister Mokoroa was HOM for ICI, CEO for 2009 Pacific Mini Games, Chief of Staff for OPM, Director for EMCI and a former Police Officer holing the ranks of Senior Sergeant within CIB/Fraud Office. Minister Mokoroa holds a MBA, Post Grad Diploma in International Relation, BA in Management from USP and a Diploma in Police Studies from Monash University. He is former CIRU Rep in 7s and 15s. He is an active member of the Nikao CICC Church and  enjoys Marsters touch rugby with the Mongoose team.

Minister Mac Mokoroa

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Cook Islands Finance has a Board of Directors comprised of industry members and is led by a Chair person appointed by the Minister of Finance. The Board of Directors appoints the Chief Executive Officer who manages and leads the agency in promoting the long term development interests of the financial services industry.

Dallas Young

 John Evans 

 Tine Ponia 

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 Dallas Young 

Dallas is an experienced professional with a strong history of working in the Cook Islands public sector.


John is the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Security Bank in New Zealand.


Tine Ponia

Tine Fa’asili Ponia is a New Zealand lawyer and Managing Director for Asiaciti Trust Pacific Limited.


 Trina Pureau 


Meet the Team

Our talented, dedicated staff bring years of experience and success to Cook Islands Finance. We infuse passion into every project, no matter the scale. Learn more about our team.

 Alan Taylor 

 Isabelle Terekia - Parker 
 Isabelle Terekia-Parker 

Isabelle joined Cook Islands Finance in 2016.  She has over twenty years’ experience in finance and administration.


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