Ms 'Utoikamanu is the UN's new High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.
She was appointed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.
The SPC director-general, Colin Tukuitonga said Ms 'Utoikamanu, who is a former SPC deputy director-general, was an accomplished and well respected diplomat.
He said the SPC is confident she would lead her office with great vision, integrity and resolve.
Photo: Pacific Community Fekita 'Utoikamanu