Pacific Cooperation Foundation Appoints Board Co-Chairs


The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of Christine Nurminen and Leaupepe Ta’ala Ralph Elika as Co-Chairs of the board.

Christine Nurminen is the International Portfolio Manager, Pacific Region for Oxfam NZ, who joined the PCF Board in September 2020.

Christine said, “I’m really honoured to serve on the first indigenous Pacific board for the PCF, and to work alongside Leaupepe to take the PCF forward.”

Leaupepe who has come full circle back to the PCF after previously being a PCF staff member, said, “It’s about giving back and having all that intrinsic background about the origins and history of the PCF, gives me that understanding of what the PCF stands for, and what we want and can achieve for the Pacific region.”

Leaupepe has worked as a solicitor for a boutique commercial law firm in the Auckland CBD, and has done prosecution work for the IRD.

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