Auckland lawyer Peter Kiely was appointed to the board in 2010. Peter has a long association with the Pacific, having been on the Board of Pacific Forum Line throughout the 1990s. Peter is very familiar with the workings of New Zealand’s external aid and development programme, having been Chairman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee on External Aid and Development from 1996 to 2001 prior to the creation of NZ Aid.
He is presently Chairman of the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust (commonly known as the Rainbow Warrior Trust) which distributes grants for the peaceful conservation and development of the peoples of the South Pacific.
Peter has been very involved in the promotion of business in the Pacific and was a founder member of the Papua New Guinea New Zealand Business Council in 1990, writing its constitution and is an active member of the Fiji New Zealand Business Council and the French New Zealand Business Council. Tertiary education is another of his particular interests in the Pacific as he is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Auckland and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at Victoria University of Wellington in 1997.
PCF Deputy Chair
Graham's strengths include experience with public and private sector partnerships and a high level of understanding of governance and compliance requirements. He is the Executive Chairman for Brother International (NZ) Limited a founding sponsor of the Foundation, Group Leader, Corporate Solutions Group, Asia Pacific, Brother International Corporation Japan. Graham is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Foundation and was the Chairperson of the Management Committee until the beginning of January 2008.
Tony is one of New Zealand's most experienced managers in field of business to business commerce. Tony is considered a leading expert in all facets of supply chain management and distribution. Tony has over 30 years experience in distributing computer products in New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands. Tony is experienced in multicultural management having managed subsidiaries of his companies in Asia-Pacific.
Tony is active in community and charitable organisations with a focus on early childhood education and health.
Laauli Michael Jones
Michael joined Reef Group in 2006 (Now Matson South Pacific Limited) and is a key member of their strategic management team. Michael heads Pure Pacifika Ltd and Reef Supagas businesses. He has significant personal contacts amongst Pacific Island Governments and Communities. Michael has completed Masters studies in Pacific Economic Development and has broad knowledge and expertise in the current geo-political environment in the Pacific. Michael has held management positions in both the private (Air New Zealand) and public sectors (Auckland University of Technology).
Nicole has over 20 years experience in private sector business into the Pacific Islands, specialising in fresh fruit and vegetables. Nicole is the Managing Director of the produce export company, South Seas Produce. South Seas Produce focuses solely on the Pacific Islands and is the largest exporter of kiwifruit into the Pacific. Prior to establishing South Seas Produce, Nicole was the Pacific Manager for Turners and Growers/ENZA. Her strengths include strategic and managerial leadership.
Grant has extensive managment skills and is an experienced director. He is currently a Director of Scales Corporation Ltd group of companies (which is the parent company owner of Mr. Apple New Zealand Ltd), along with Profruit Ltd and Prevar Ltd.
Grant was the Managing Director of Scales Corporation Ltd (2001 - 2007) and during this time he was directly involved with the establishment and development of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.
He was also Chairman of Grocorp Pacific Ltd (1998-2001) and CEO of the New Zealand Wool Board (1989-1996).
Ngahiwi Tomoana (Ngati Kahungunu)
Ngahiwi Tomoana is the chairman of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and Te Ohu Kaimoana Ltd. Mr Tomoana is a Director/Shareholder of Hawke’s Bay Seafoods and holds directorships of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park, Treaty Tribes Coalition, Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust and Waitangi Seafoods NZ. He is Deputy Commissioner Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and a member of the Māori Economic Taskforce.
Ngahiwi has played an important role through the Treaty Tribes Coalition in the discussions over the development of the allocation method, has taken a lead in promoting Māori aquaculture for the wider Māori community and his iwi, and organised the first Māori Fisheries Conference, in 2006, in Napier.
John Allen was appointed as the Ministry's Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade in July 2009. He leads the Ministry as the Government's chief adviser on foreign and trade policy, official development assistance, international law, and diplomatic and consular issues. He is responsible to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Disarmament and Arms Control.
Before taking up his role at the Ministry, John served as the Chief Executive of New Zealand Post for six years. He joined New Zealand Post in 1994 and held a number of senior management roles prior to his appointment as Chief Executive. In his earlier career, John reached the position of Partner at law firm Rudd Watts & Stone, and was a visiting Lecturer in Law at Victoria University of Wellington. John is co-Chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum and Chair of the Territorial Forces Employers Support Council.
Past Board Members:
Neil Plimmer, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Brian Lynch, Phillip McNicholl, Ian Johnstone, Michael Powles - Founding Chair, John Mills, Everdina Fuli, Adrian Simcock, Dr Teresia Teaiwa, Juliet McKee, Makerita (Meg) Poutasi, Giff Davidson, Isabel Evans, John Henderson, Marilyn Kohlhase, Gerald McGhie, Simon Murdoch, Dr Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira