Hon. Mark Stephen BROWN

MEMBER FOR NIKAO-PANAMA

Member of the COOK ISLANDS PARTY

DOB: 28 December, 1966

POB: Atiu, Cook Islands

Nationality: Cook Islands

Takuvaine-Tutakimoa is one of the 10 Electorate in Rarotonga
on the North side of the island in the Te-Au-o-Tonga district.

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES:

First elected a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands in 2010, general election. Re-elected in the general elections of 2014 and 2018

MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS :

Elected Deputy Prime Minister in 2018 and Prime Minister on 1 October 2020, following retirement of Henry Puna. Currently he is Minister Responsible for:

  1. Finance & Economic Management
  2. Foreign Affairs & Immigration
  3. Police
  4. National Environment Services
  5. Public Service Commission
  6. Seabed Minerals and Natural Resources
  7. Infrastructure Cook Islands
  8. Cook Islands Investment Corporation
  9. Attorney General.

COMMITTEE SERVICES:

Served as a Member of the following Select Committee:

  • Standing Orders Committee
  • To Tatou Vai Committee (Chairman)

PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION:

Served many years in the government public service; includes Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and as a policy advisor to the Prime Minister’s office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

He has served as Vice-President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Cook Islands Touch Association.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION:

Primary School – Nikao Side School. Secondary School – Tereora College & Gisborne Boys High School, NZ.

Attained a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University.

Master in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific.

TRADITIONAL TITLE (TAO’A NGAMATAKEINANGA):

Te-ara Rangatira no Vakatini Ariki.

PERSONAL :

Married to Daphne nee Hosking with 2 children.