Chief Executive

Pacific Business Trust welcomes new CE for 2023

The Chair of Pacific Business Trust Paul Retimanu says, “We look forward to welcoming Mary Los’e to PBT in the New Year, who will start on 7 February 2023.

“Mary has extensive experience in the private and public sectors and expertise in Partnering, Communications, Media, and Marketing, and in a new era, we are excited to have Mary lead the organisation to achieve big things, together.” 

Vaeafe is new SPTO chief

Mr Vaeafe is executive director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau.

He replaces Papali'i Matatamalii Sonia Hunter of Samoa.

Felicity Bollen from Niue is the new deputy chair.

The announcements were made this week at the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) event in Auckland.

SPTO members include American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Wallis & Futuna and China.