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Meet the Pacific-NZ Fisheries Forum speakers

News 9 May 2017

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), together with the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA), are excited about the very influential and knowledgeable guest speaker line-up participating in the Pacific – New Zealand Fisheries Forum on Monday.

Individuals and representatives from various organisations involved in one of the Pacific region’s major industries, have been recruited from around the Pacific and NZ for the one-day forum, to either be a key-note speaker, facilitate dialogue, or to sit on a panel and participate in the discussions.

Key themes will run through discussions, including iwi shared-learning on fisheries; investment opportunities in fisheries; and market access.

A heart-felt thank-you to all of those participating in the forum, which is set to engage and educate delegates.

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Matua Shane Jones, Ambassador Pacific Economic Development

Matua Shane Jones was appointed in May 2014 as NZ’s Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development. Matua Jones has a long history of involvement in the fisheries sector and NZ’s Maori fisheries settlement.

James Movick, Director General, Forum Fisheries Agency

James Movick was appointed the Director General of FFA in July 2012. James heads FFA which strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries, now and in the future.

Frank Wickham, Chairman, PITIA

Frank Wickham was recently appointed as the Chairman of PITIA. Frank brings to his new role much experience in administration, government, multinational organizations and the South Pacific region. His most recent appointment was as the GM of National Fisheries Developments.

Rangimarie Hunia, CEO, Ngati Whatua & Director, Maori Fisheries Commission

Rangimarie Hunia is a director of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited and a director of the Commercial Board of the Institute of Directors, among other directorships. She played an active role as a member of the Iwi Working Group that was established to facilitate understanding and iwi decision making in response to the 11-year Review of Māori Fisheries Settlement entities.

Trevor Moeke, Deputy Chair, Ngati Kahunugnu

Based in Wellington Trevor is Principal Advisor Crown Maori Capability for the Office of the Executive at the NZ Treasury and serves iwi as Deputy Chair and Director on Kahungunu Asset Holding Company (KAHC) fully owned by Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (NKII).

Charles Hufflett, Director, Solander (Pacific) Ltd

The former President of the Pacific Island Tuna Industry Association and Director of Solander (Pacific) Ltd, Charles Hufflett is a leader in the Fisheries industry. Solander is established as one of the region’s leading suppliers of high quality export grade fish to key markets in Japan, USA, Europe and NZ.

Alfred Kalontas, Founder & CEO, Alfa Fishing

Alfred Kalontas is the CEO of a community led, sustainable seafood business which harvests and distributes wild caught fish and seafood products for sale to local restaurants and communities in Vanuatu. Alfa Fishing won the 2015, Fish 2.0 programme for the Pacific.

Dion Tuuta, CEO, Te Ohu Kaimoana

Dion is the CEO of Te Ohu Kaimoana. Te Ohu Kaimoana was established to manage the fishery quota allocation to iwi after the fisheries settlement in 1992, which divided an allocated 10 per cent of all fishing quota among all NZ iwi.